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2018 Rieslingfreak No.2 Polish Hill River Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

Stunning single-site Clare Valley Riesling from the modern Riesling master that is John Hughes.

$35.00

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About

About The Wine

The Polish Hill River Riesling comes from a single block in the Polish Hill sub-region of the Clare Valley.

John Hughes thinks this vineyard produces the best fruit of all his vineyard sources.

There's an extra level of intensity here. That classic iron bar of acidity as a spine, the chalky crunch of a green apple, wonderful perfume and glorious purity.

This sits comfortably alongside the best wines from this famous sub-region of the Clare.

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

White flowers, talc, lemon pith, slight chalkiness. It's open for business now. Squeeze of lime juice through the finish. Chalky, racy, exhilarating thing to drink. Looks great now but you can feel it's got a big future ahead. Fine-boned and pure. Great Clare Valley Riesling. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Sourced from the Polish Hill River vineyard, situated 5km’s south east of the Clare township. The vineyard is owned by Rob and Lyn Jaeschke, who purchased the vineyard from Penfolds in 2010.

The vineyard is on grey brown loam, over sandy limestone and shale rock. The Riesling vines are approximately 14 years old, planted on 38 year old root stock. The grapes were harvested on the 13th March. Harvested by machine and delivered to the winery early morning. Crushed, destemmed and pressed.

Although a warmer vintage, the wine still shows the purity of Polish Hill River, with some slate and mineral characteristics, and flavours of green apple, bright citrus and pear.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Shipping

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