2016 Vintage

2016 Vintage

The 2016 vintage was a dry, similar to the 2015, with a very dry autumn and spring. Mother nature gave us some rain late January, but other than that, we were dependant on irrigation to water the vines and protect the grapes. Vintage happened early mid February which was about 10 days earlier than ‘normal’. The dry conditions providing wines with concentrated flavours.

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2016 Rieslingfreak No.2 Polish Hill River Riesling

2016 Rieslingfreak No.2 Polish Hill River Riesling

Rieslingfreak No.2 is sourced from the old Penfolds vineyards, in Polish Hill River, Clare Valley. This is the same vineyard we use to source the grape for Rieslingfreak No.8. This vineyard has large dams, allowing for good irrigation. This irrigation produces vines with large canopies, big bunches and big berries, perfect for any good Riesling vineyard. The wine made from this vineyard provides the refinement and delicate notes, which is typical of the Polish Hill River...

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2016 Rieslingfreak No.3 Clare Valley Riesling

2016 Rieslingfreak No.3 Clare Valley Riesling

Harvested from the family vineyard, situated in the sub region called White Hutt, the vineyard is in the northern part of the Clare Valley. Rieslings grown in this unique sub region, produce Riesling that has full and bold fruit flavours. With the warm spring and summer, the No.3 has retained the tradition of being a fruit driven Riesling. Pale straw in colour, floral and citrus notes on the nose, with a generous palate of lemon, limes, citrus marmalade and white peach. The...

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2016 Rieslingfreak No.4 Eden Valley Riesling

2016 Rieslingfreak No.4 Eden Valley Riesling

This wine is sourced from two vineyards in Eden Valley. Both vineyards situated between Eden Valley and Flaxman’s valley. The wine is pale straw in colour, and has aromas of vibrant lemon and limes, sweet spice and almond blossom. The palate feels like it is multi layered, with generosity of brown lemons and limes, lime cordial and spice. The wine has great structure of fruit weight and acid balance, which fills out the palate. The wine drinks well now, but will reward with...

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2016 Rieslingfreak No.5 Clare Valley Off Dry Riesling

2016 Rieslingfreak No.5 Clare Valley Off Dry Riesling

Harvested earlier is the season, the wine contains some great natural acid, which is balanced with 13 g/L sugar. The wine is very vibrant, with some racy lemons and limes, and some rounded honeydew notes. The well balanced sugar providing some lingering flavors, that leaves you wanting more. The wine drinks exceptionally well now, but will reward with long term cellaring

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2016 Rieslingfreak No.8 Polish Hill River Schatzkammer Riesling

2016 Rieslingfreak No.8 Polish Hill River Schatzkammer Riesling

Schatzkammer is a cabinet where Germen winemakers store their ‘treasured’ wines, and to me this is my ‘treasured’ wine. This wine is made similar to a German Kabinett style. The wine is low in alcohol (7.0% v/v) and high in acid and sugar. The vineyard is situated in the Polish Hill River, Clare Valley. This vineyard was selected due to it’s ability to produce large vine canopy’s, large bunches and big berries. The vineyard has a history of producing very refined Rieslings,...

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