The Rhone Valley in France is central to the Clonakilla story. Our love for the spicy cool-climate Shiraz styles of the Northern Rhone is well known.
In the Southern Rhone around the village of Chateauneuf du Pape, wines from blends of up to thirteen grape varieties are made. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre are the main players here. We have planted these varieties along with smaller amounts of Cinsault and Roussanne in our Euroka Park vineyard.
Here then is our first attempt at a Southern Rhone style wine. A fascinating new addition to the Clonakilla stable.