Wine Information sheet:

Oatley Brut Nature Sparkling Kernling 2019

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.

Quality status: Batch 1 is a Registered Varietal Wine of England - not long enough on the lees for PDO status. Batch 2 willbedisgorgedin Dec 21 after16 months on ther lees will, we hope, gain PDO status.

Release Date:   9 May 2021


Sep 2021 Bronze Medal Independent English Wine Awards 2021

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."