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Rieslingfreak No4 Eden Riesling 2018

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Rieslingfreak No. 4 comes from the Eden Valley just up the road in the hills from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Typically floral and citrussy on the nose there are elements of tropical fruits and some exotic charm. This is dry but there is beautifully structured fruit sweetness here and the length and acidity make for fantastic drinking in its youth. - Chris Foster


From two vineyards in the Eden Valley. Elegance is the first name of this wine, quickly pursued by purity and silky acidity, then lemon and green apple fruit flavours. This is a lovely wine to drink now or much later. Fully deserved its gold medals at the Adelaide and Melbourne Wine Shows '16. 96 Points. - James Halliday


Harvested on the 8th March, which was similar to last year’s pick. The Riesling is a delicate style, with sweet spice, green lemons and limes, lychee and tropical fruit notes. The wine drinks well now, but will reward with long term cellaring. - Winery Note

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Owner and winemaker of Rieslingfreak, John Hughes’ love of Riesling began with a childhood spent in the family vineyard in Penwortham, in the heart of the Clare Valley. In 1998, the family purchased another vineyard in White Hutt, just north of the Clare township, and John’s future was sealed.

John’s father, Richard, was responsible for his early interest in wine, sharing many exceptional aged Clare Valley Rieslings with him, developing John’s liking and appreciation for the grape. As he grew up, John’s interest led him to discover Rieslings from throughout the world, fuelling his passion for the variety.

The first vintage of Rieslingfreak was in 2009, with a Clare Valley Riesling. Since then, the label has slowly expanded to include vineyards in Eden Valley and Polish Hill. Together with several traditional dry wines, he also makes Riesling in off dry, Kabinett, fortified and sparkling styles.

“I earned the nickname ‘Riesling Freak’ during my university days, as if was always my beverage of choice. My love of this grape and its enormous diversity of styles has never waned, so when I started by own label, there was really only one thing I could call it.”

Rieslingfreak follows the German tradition of classifying each Riesling according to its technical specifications, specifically sugar and alcohol content. Made with the philosophy of representing the hallmarks a single region and one iconic style of this particular grape in every bottle, each Rieslingfreak wine is allocated an individual number. This number represents not only the region in which the fruit was grown, but also the style, technical specifications and quality level to which the wine is made.

- Winery Note

Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMostly Conventional Techniques
Vineyard PracticesMostly Regular Farming Techniques
Product typeWine White Riesling
Vintage2016
CountryAustralia
RegionSouth Australia
Sub-RegionEden Valley

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