Origin: Clare Valley
Region: South Australia
Style: Well balanced
Rieslingfreak No.55 is an off-dry expression of the finely balanced compatibility between the richness and generosity of the fruit from the family vineyard in White Hutt, and the lean, mineral-driven elegance of the fruit from Polish Hill River. The natural sweetness of this off-dry style adds an unctuous richness to the mid-palate, while the driving natural acidity imparts a crisp, clean finish. The wine shows great fruit, texture and balance. Vibrant and intensely perfumed, with apple blossom, nectarine, freshly-sliced grapefruit, and lemon…
John Hughes is a man on a single-varietal mission – to perfect the craft of Riesling through 9 different expressions of it. When you think about it profoundly, this is THE Riesling to seek out. No way a guy can get it wrong 9 times in 11 consecutive vintages. The two Eden Valley vineyards for No.4 are planted on shallow sandy loam + clay and are situated up to 500m above sea level. They give some of the most gorgeous expressions of Riesling we’ve ever come upon, not just in Australia, but in life.