2021 Viognier

Clonakilla is a family winery, established in 1971. Our wines draw their character from the granite soils and cool, continental climate of the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales.

After the smoke-ravaged 2020 vintage the 2021 season came as a blessing with regular falls of rain and cool conditions prevailing. The long ripening window has given us fine, detailed fruit characters and enabled plenty of fresh natural acid retention in the wines.

“A standard bearer for the variety” – Mike Bennie

Barrel fermented with a year on lees in French 500L puncheons, Viognier makes a wonderfully distinctive wine. Apricot kernel, musk and ginger aromas and a silky textured palate.

A standard bearer for the variety.

Richness but freshness, clean fruit and minerally charm, a lick of oatmeal savouriness and a finish that tickles with saline, chalky elements lending extra detail and interest.

Complex, elegant white

It’s a wine of generosity but balance, a sense of richness but no escaping the regional lift and vitality. Complex, elegant white.

Mike Bennie, Winefront

Bright lemon and lime tints in the glass. Lemon balm, white peach and sandalwood spices on the nose. It enters the palate with power and poise as it drives long across the tongue.

a wine of power and grace

Perfectly-ripe grapefruit and stone fruits fill the mouth, hints of white flowers flitter through then a smoky pepper and spice character fills in. The acidity is a lifting and lightening presence, then a brush of tannins carries it very long and dry to the finish. A wine of power and grace.

Stuart Knox, The Real Review

12% Alc/Vol

pH 3.6

TA 6.7 g/L

Residual Sugar 0.0 g/L