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2018 Rieslingfreak No.10 Zenit Riesling

Clare & Eden Valley, SA

Second-ever release of John Hughes' flagship Riesling - the wine that he believes best represents each vintage.

$43.00

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About

About The Wine

This was the wine originally conceived by John and his wife Belinda as the wine that they would drink on their wedding day.

It's a special wine to them. The best of the best fruit from the vintage from across their Clare and Eden Valley vineyards. They call the Zenit (German for 'Zenith') - a 'super Riesling' of sorts.

There is precious little of this wine available. It will live forever in the cellar yet has the fruit depth and flavour intensity to be enjoyed right now. This is John's finest Riesling and is not to be missed.

About Rieslingfreak

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 produces some of South Australia's most articulate 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.

The Rieslingfreak John Hughes amongst the vines
The Rieslingfreak John Hughes amongst the vines
Clare Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

This is Clare Valley Riesling dialled up to 11. More power, more fruit flavour. Length to burn. Searing acid cuts and thrusts its way through the mouth. It's icy, crunchy, steely. A dart of green apple and green pineapple shot from a rifle with lime and lemon left to linger in its wake through the incredible finish. Amazing length. Exhilarating and bracing to drink. Absolutely killer Riesling. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Zenit is the German word for Zenith, meaning pinnacle.

The blend for this wine changes each vintage, and for the 2018 vintage, it is a blend of Eden Valley (70%) and Clare Valley (30%). This wine is blended by my wife Belinda and myself. To us, this Riesling is what we believe best represents the vintage.

The wine is a great follow on from the inaugural 2017 vintage. A wine, once having the first sip, has you going back for more. Bright, fresh, elegant and showing the purity from each region.

The nose is very floral, with roses, white blossom, and fresh citrus. The palate is succulent, inducing, and has you salivating for more. Has a great balance of the citrus, lemon, lime and grapefruit. The acid is balanced with the sweetness of the fruit. A wine to be enjoyed now, or cellar for many years. Enjoy!

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2038
Bottle Size : 750ml

Shipping

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