"The spoils chiefly shared between eight chardonnays and six rieslings, then two each of Hunter Valley semillon and Margaret River sauvignon blanc, ending with a pinot gris and a grüner veltliner."
The following wines were chosen from a total of 168 submitted.
2022 Ministry of Clouds Clare Valley Riesling
Free run juice cold-settled and cool fermented. Obviously dodged most of the rain: this has an exceptionally rich, layered and complex palate, acidity piercing the veil of citrus fruit on the lingering finish and aftertaste.