Made at Clonakilla Winery.
The vineyard is situated in the bosom of the Murrumbateman wine country, just a half hour north of this fine nation’s capital, Canberra, or Kanbra as we call it. Whilst technically not the centre of the universe, we think it’s a pretty neat place to grow grapes, hang out and freeze our butts off each year.
A lovely follow up to the beautiful 2016 Riesling, stating the obvious I know. The cooler condition due to the later harvest have given the wine a very zesty acid structure. A portion is fermented in ceramic eggs with full solids (meaning its not settled prior to fermentation) The aromas are very citrusy, a bit like a ripe meyer lemon and then lots of the regional florals and fennel spice. Green apples also come to mind, with a little lick of sweetness as it tickles your satiated tastebuds on the way down. – Source Winery
“Brilliant wine of freshness, deliciousness, ease of drinking yet inherent complexity from pure fruit expression and faint winemaking influences. Shows floral, citrusy, lemongrass spicy, a faint ozone scent and suggestions of slate. Palate has more citrusy tang, composed, vital, long in flavour, embossed with flint/slate mineral character once more. Crystalline texture, indeed. More thanks. Super.” – 95 Points Mike Bennie