2023 Clonakilla Riesling9342020000051
WINEMAKER: Tim Kirk
REGION: Canberra District, NSW
Murrumbateman’s cool, continental climate and decomposed granite soils are perfectly suited to Riesling.
The 2023 season saw the long tail of La Nina deliver a cool, rain-soaked spring and the latest harvest since 2011. Genuine summer heat finally arrived in January followed by a (mostly) sunny autumn. The warmth made all the difference.
Bright floral notes and citrus fruit power here. Drink now or cellar for up to 20 years and watch it develop lime and toast characters with age.
Established by John Kirk in 1971, Clonakilla is a truly iconic estate and benchmark producer for the Canberra District region. Their Shiraz Viognier is arguably one of the most important wines in the country. It's always a good day when these wines arrive in the shop.