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Rieslingfreak No8 Polish Hill Schatzkammer Kabinett Riesling 2017

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Winery Note:

No.8 is made as a German Kabinett style. The word ‘Schatzkammer’ is a German word for cellar room, where German winemakers store their ‘treasure’ wine. As I believe this is one of my finest Rieslings yet, I thought the wine was worthy of the name ‘Schatzkammer”.

The 2013 Rieslingfreak No.8 is low in alcohol (7.5% v/v) and high in acid and sugar. Aromas of apples, stone fruit, and green herbaceous notes. The palate has great integration of acid and sugar, sweet lemon and grapefruit, and granny smith apples. The palate is vibrant, with a natural spritz. The wine drinks exceptionally well now, but will reward with long term cellaring.

(Note: As the number (Eg: No.8) increases so does the sweetness of the wine - No.8 is an off dry style)

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Winery Note:

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.

Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMostly Conventional Techniques
Vineyard PracticesMostly Regular Farming Techniques
Product typeWine White Riesling
RegionSouth Australia
Sub-RegionClare Vslley

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