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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

Delivery Information

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Pricing & Discounts

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it (policy here). We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.