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2018 Clonakilla "O'Riada" Canberra District Shiraz

Regular price $48.50
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2018 Clonakilla "O'Riada" Canberra District Shiraz

Regular price $48.50
Unit price
per 
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Clonakilla's Shiraz Viognier is one of Australia's most iconic modern day wines. But its O'Riada is where the smart money is spent when buying Clonakilla wines. Fingers crossed that this wine never increases in price! O'Riada is produced from 100% Canberra fruit from the estate and some painstakingly selected surrounding vineyards. James Suckling even declared it 'the best O'Riada ever made!'

If you want Clonakilla in your cellar but aren't regularly quaffing $100 per bottle, the O'Riada is what you need to be buying.

THE GREATEST CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF OR...CLONAKILLA: AUSTRALIA'S HOMAGE TO THE Cí”TE-Rí”TIE
Langton's Classification of Australian Fine Wine is arguably the most consistent, dependable classification on the planet. There are three tiers: Exceptional, Outstanding, Excellent (with Exceptional being the top tier and representing only 22 wines out of Australia). The following wines have achieved the Langton's Exceptional classification: Penfolds Grange, Henschke Hill of Grace, Leeuwin Estate Artist Series Chardonnay, Torbreck RunRig, Jim Barry Armagh, and last but not least, Clonakilla Shiraz-Viognier. Classification aside, Clonakilla is a wine you read about when studying New South Wales in Australia, but you never actually see it because so little of the wines are exported to the United States. The inventive and original Clonakilla Shiraz-Viognier takes Australian Shiraz in a completely unexpected Côte-Rôtie-esque direction. A combination of a mature vineyard site, faith in nature and near-religious winemaking philosophies has resulted in a distinctive wine of extraordinary aromatic complexity, dimension, natural balance and completeness. These are the icons of Australia you never get a chance to see or even read about. Undeniably the benchmark producer in the high altitude Canberra District, the estate was founded after a 1991 visit to Côte Rotie after which the family began co-fermenting their Shiraz with Viognier. The bottling has been co-fermented with Viognier since the 1992 vintage, a tradition common in Côte-Rôtie. Since its inception, it has been one of (if not THE) leading lights of the Australian cool climate wine insurgence. They boast one of the most collectable wines in the country with their Shiraz Viognier and whether Shiraz, Riesling or otherwise, are considered the benchmark for all things Canberra. Quite simply, one of the true gems in the Australian Wine Industry crown.

How do I pick up my wine?

Orders are generally ready within 1-3 business days. It's easy! Just buy your wine here and you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston. For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.

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