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 2018 release is excellent. From a vintage that John thinks will be an earlier drinking vintage than the tightly wound 2017's the ripeness of the fruit and the laser-like acidity all lent itself perfectly to make this 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 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.