Rieslingfreak No 4 Eden Valley Riesling 2022
Fruit sourced from three vineyards between Eden Valley and Flaxman’s Valley.
96 Points James Halliday (The Weekend Australian) Top 100 Wines of 2022 - "Don’t be fooled by John Hughes’s quirky business name. Eden Valley’s dominant juicy lime fruit comes through at speed, and slows towards the back palate before surging on the finish and aftertaste, with white peach and grapefruit providing a high wire of acidity and length."
95 Points Huon Hooke (The Real Review) "Very light, almost pale colour with a super-reserved, shy, rather closed nose, more mineral than citrus or floral: a slaty, stony note. The palate is lean and tense, with piercing but soft acidity and great delicacy as well as intensity. Some saline minerality on the middle to back palates as well, adding to the interest level. Long, long, sustained follow-through. Superb wine with a big future."
Variety - Riesling
Country - Australia
Region - South Australia
Sub Region - Clare Valley
Extra - Screwcap
Year - 2022
Volume - 750ml
For John Hughes, the attraction to Riesling is all encompassing. Growing up on a small vineyard in the Clare Valley, and going on to work with some of the brightest Riesling makers in the country before launching his own venture, John is never far away from his beloved grape. John makes classic Australian styles from carefully selected vineyards with an emphasis on purity and site reflection, as well as German-inspired expressions that balance acidity and sugar with singular precision.