2018 Rieslingfreak No.3 Clare Valley Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

The ultimate introduction to Clare Valley Riesling from a man who lives and breathes the stuff!



About The Wine

The Rieslingfreak No. 3 is John Hughes' outstanding value Clare Valley Riesling.

The Clare Valley is John's home. This wine captures the essence of the region. This comes from John's home vineyard, it's the wine he watches closest from vine to bottle.

Firm, steely but with a generosity that makes this a delicious drink now or primed for decades in the cellar. An absolute bargain and a must have for all lovers of Australian Riesling.

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Steely limes and wet slate with a floral lift to the nose. Excellent drive through the mouth with a hint of chalky texture. Bickfords lime cordial, minerals and tonic water. A cracking release. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

The No.3 is harvested from the family vineyard, situated in White Hutt, Clare Valley.

The grapes are grown on heavy red clay soils. The heavy soils being responsible for the fruit generosity that has now become the hallmark of the No.3. Harvested early March, on a dry year, this wine show the abundance of fruit that we expect from the No.3.

Big and rich fruit intensity, which is evident on both the nose andthe palate. The wine hastropical and citrus peel notes with lingering flavours of green citrus. A wine that keeps on giving.

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


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