The 2017 Vintage, has to be one of the most exciting vintages I have ever seen with Riesling, and I am going as far to say it is the Riesling Vintage of the century thus far.
About The Wine
There are few off-dry styles of Riesling in Australia that are executed as well as this offering from Riesling fanatic, John Hughes.
The balance in the 2017 release is excellent. From a vintage that Hughes has described as "the Riesling Vintage of the century thus far." the intensity of the fruit and the laser-like acidity all lent itself perfectly to make a more 'Germanic' expression of the Clare Valley.
This wine style matches perfectly with spicy dishes and has the balance to drink brilliantly on its own.
A producer with a single-minded varietal focus is a rarity in Australian wine, John Hughes is one of those rarities.
John was born on an old Riesling vineyard in his home of the Clare Valley. To this day he pursues a regional and sub-regional expressions of Riesling as his sole winemaking mission.
The wines show exquisite purity and elegance and sit comfortably among the best examples that South Australia has to offer.