2017 has to be one of the most exciting
vintages I have ever seen with Riesling

John Hughes

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With the 2017 vintage, being one of the greatest Riesling vintages of all time, and our success with the Wine Shows, it is with regret that we have now sold out of the 2017 vintage.  
We still have the current release No.6 Aged Release Riesling and the current No.9 Sekt Riesling available. We have released a new vintage of our No.7 Fortified Riesling. John has also dived into the cellar, and has released some back vintage wines, which are listed below.
The 2018 vintage will be released on the 1st June, with many customers choosing to purchase En Primeur. Pre purchasing allows you to purchase the 2018 vintage, at the 2017 prices. Should this be of interest, please contact Mark, 0406 427 500 or mark@rieslingfreak.com.
Minimum order 6 bottles  
Shipping $17.50 per dozen
or part thereof and free in South Australia
Rieslingfreak No.3 has retained the tradition of being a fruit driven Riesling. Pale straw in colour, aromas of lemon zest and stone fruit. Flavours of fresh lemon and limes, mandarin, and some stone fruit. The wine has great acid and length. The wine drinks exceptionally well now, but will reward with long term cellaring.

$25.00

Grapes for the No.7 are sourced from the family property, White Hutt, Clare Valley. Harvested at the same time as the No.3, the grapes are fermented to 7-8 baume before being fortified using three year old brandy spirit, and stored in very old oak casks for maturation. The wine was bottled at three years of […]

$25.00

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. Looking at this wine, all I see is Polish Hill River. Granny smith apples, fresh cut grass, passionfruit, and the perfume of roses, similar to that of the rose garden in the front of my house. The sweetness of this wine brings you in, it invites you for the second, third and fourth sip. The low alcohol allows you to enjoy the wine, and entices you to open up the second bottle.

$35.00

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. Looking at this wine, all I see is Polish Hill River. Granny smith apples, fresh cut grass, passionfruit, and the perfume of roses, similar to that of the rose garden in the front of my house. The sweetness of this wine brings you in, it invites you for the second, third and fourth sip. The low alcohol allows you to enjoy the wine, and entices you to open up the second bottle.

$40.00

This is the inaugural release of the Rieslingfreak No.9 Sekt Clare Valley Riesling. The fruit comes from the family property, situated in the Clare Valley, in the sub region of White Hutt. Harvest in 2014, the grapes were selected from the coolest part of the vineyard, this providing grapes with high natural acidity, and great fruit flavors. The wine has spent two years on lees. Disgorged mid June 2016, the wine captures the balance of great Riesling fruit and the start of yeast autolysis. The wine has 2.5g/L sugar, and combined with fruit flavor is a well balance dry sparkling. The wine drinks exceptionally well now, but will reward with long term cellaring

$42.00

Zenit is the German word for Zenith, meaning pinnacle. This wine is a blend of Clare Valley (50%), Eden Valley (40%) and Polish Hill River (10%). The wine came into being as Belinda and I were putting together our ‘wedding wine’ – a bespoke blend just to be served on our wedding day. We had all the 2017 Rieslingfreak Rieslings on the tasting bench, and came up with a blend that stopped us in our tracks – this wine had a serious ‘wow’ factor for both of us! Belinda then came up with the idea of sharing this remarkable wine with the world as Rieslingfreak No.10. Drinking this wine, I find myself always taken to another place. A place of elegance and finesse; a place I want to be. I suppose similar to a marriage, where you are with someone special; I find this wine, once I get hold of it, is just so difficult to let go. The wine has a rich and intense bouquet that evokes all the regions; stone fruit and citrus from Clare, sweet spice from Eden Valley and green apple from Polish Hill River. The palate is generous, yet refined; orange zest, slate, minerals, sweet spice, zesty citrus and salivating acid. The only problem with this wine, is one bottle is just not enough, and it is not available in magnums!

A maximum of six (6) bottles of 2017 Rieslingfreak No.10  will supplied per customer.

$45.00

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  12 Bottles

$180.00

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