Wine Information sheet:

Oatley Brut Nature Sparkling Kernling 2019 Batch 2


Grape varieties:  Kernling (100%). Kernling is the pink clone of the better known variety Kerner. One of its parents is Riesling and the wine shows Riesling characteristics of steely acidity, rose-garden scent and a honeyed complexity with age. This is the first time we've made a fizz with it.


Disgorging:  Dec 21 after16 months on ther lees.


Quality status: Batch 2 is a Registered Varietal Wine of England


Release Date:   9 May 2021


Awards:

Batch 1 (7 months on lees) Bronze Medal Independent English Wine Awards 2021


Batch 2 (16 months on lees)  Silver Medal Independent English Wine Awards 2022


Reviews: Batch 1: Oct 2021 - 86 points "England 2021 Special Report" - Tom Hewson (published by Tim Atkin MW):


"Quite funky with dried peach and pear skin, autumnal english fruit and a dry, oxidative style with some herbal sage notes. Naturalistic."


Reviews: Batch 2: Oct 2022 - 85 points "England Special Report 2022"


"Kernling from Somerset. 16 months on lees. A quite delightful, slightly wild nose of green conference pears and wild flowers, slightly lifted and naturalistic on the palate with some windfall fruit character and prominent acidity. Racy."