Without a doubt Clonakilla is one of Australia’s greatest wineries. Best known for their Canberra District Shiraz Viognier but, they have produced some amazing wines from multiple varieties, sources and blends.
Very much in the Germanic style at this stage. This is an aromatic, off-dry Riesling with plenty of clean acid. Beautiful and unmissable.
Although there is heritage back to 1840’s the region really started in 1970’s with experimental blocks being planted. The climate is cool and the elevation is between 300 and 800.Riesling and Shiraz are standout varieties with site determining what other varieties excel.
One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Wonderful wines are found in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape. See more about Riesling here.