Kerri Thompson is the talent behind Wines by KT. The focus of Wines by KT is creating individual vineyard wines from the sustainably cared for Peglidis and Churinga vineyards, in Watervale, South Australia. It was these vineyards that Kerri selected as the most exciting and that now provide the heart of all her single vineyard wines - Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Tempranillo.
Specialising in her first-love, Riesling, and inspired by lovingly grown grapes from a beautiful part of the world, Kerri is working to create wines that express spirit of place and enjoyment.
The word pazza in Italian is the feminine version of CRAZY and this is my preservative free, wild fermented, unfined, unfiltered, Riesling sourced from the dry grown Watervale Peglidis vineyard. This wine is oxidatively handled and fermented in a blend of stainless steel and fifteen year old French oak barriques for 12 months. This slightly off dry style with its savoury qualities shows that Riesling can indeed come in many different shapes and sizes.
Oxidative handling, no added Sulfur Dioxide, wild fermentation and bottled with no fining or filtration, this is not your typical Clare Valley Riesling. Aromas of orange citrus, rather than lemon/lime, with a touch of honey. The palate is rich and textural, and quite savoury in style, but balanced by rounded fruit sweetness. A wonderful interpretation of Riesling from a great producer.