Fresh from nabbing the ‘Winemakers Choice’ at the Young Guns of Wine Awards, John Hughes just scooped the Royal Sydney Wine Show, picking up five trophies including Best Wine of Show and the impressive Tucker Seabrook Trophy, which is given to the best wine entered from the seven major capital-city wine shows held over the past year. Hughes only does one thing and he does it well: Riesling.
But one always stood head and shoulders above the rest and continues to be a benchmark to this day: Clonakilla’s Shiraz Viognier. It was Tim Kirk’s visit to the Rhone Valley in 1991 that provided the inspiration for the Clonakilla blend. In fact the eureka moment can be narrowed down to a visit to the Guigal family winery, where Kirk tasted the 1988 single-vineyard Côte Rôties La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque from barrel.
It hails from the Schiller vineyard 1960s plantings of Grenache on the edge of Krondorf on the undulating drive from Tanunda to Rowland Flat. Hand-harvested, wild yeast ferments, gently hand-plunged a couple of times a day, pressed off to old, seasoned puncheons and hogshead barrels for 10 months before bottling. It is treated gently in the cellar and repays this kindness in spades in the glass. The 60 per cent whole bunches in the ferment open the wine up and let a light breeze in.
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