Punters Corner wines continue in the proud tradition of grape growing at the vineyards near Old Racecourse Road on the way to Penola racetrack and the grapes travel only a couple of kilometres to be crushed, fermented and aged. Punters Corner wines reflect the unique sense of place of Coonawarra in their richness, fruit intensity and depth of character.
Located in the heart of Coonawarra, South Australia.
- Producing many award-winning wines.
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Practices & Techniques
To build complexity, a portion of the Cabernet crop is barrel fermented in new tight grained French oak barriques. The fermenting wine is pressed off skins into new barrels at 1-2 Be to complete fermentation and develop the special coffee bean/fruit cake aromas of reds made in this way.
New red wine is settled followed by blending after which it is transferred to oak for maturation with malo-lactic fermentation, usually completed in oak. Wines are racked and reworked once or twice during oak maturation, which takes between twelve to eighteen months, depending on the wine and vintage. Barrels are stored at twelve o’clock with regular topping. Reds receive a light egg white fining and minimal filtration before bottling. Wines are gently pressed off skins when ready, no augers or conveyors are used, the skins are raked into a bin and tipped into a bag press or dropped in directly from the vinimatics. This produces softer tannins in the pressings wines.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
Coonawarra vineyard land is prized like a precious gem. The cigar shaped strip of 'Terra Rossa' is finite, only 21km long and 2km wide, and is all but taken up by vineyards. Punters Corner vineyards are in the heart of this area. This source of top quality fruit has allowed Punters Corner to produce many award-winning wines and build an enviable reputation for quality