Rieslingfreak is all about the expression of Riesling…
What I love about Riesling most, is the diversity of the grape. At Rieslingfreak we are deeply immersed in the variety and craft a range of Rieslings that are representative of both region and style. We source our Riesling from some of Australia’s top producing Riesling regions, including Clare Valley, Eden Valley and Polish Hill River.
Germany is the home of Riesling, and was one of the many reasons I fell in love with the variety. The German influence and traditional winemaking styles have had a great impact on our Rieslingfreak style, in particular our Sekt (sparkling), fortified, dry and sweet Rieslings. Each of our wines are handcrafted to produce regional and stylistic wines, that we believe signifies what Riesling is all about.
My passion for Riesling was noted in my university days, where I always had a bottle or two of Riesling to share, and soon became known as the
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Paying respect to the individual vineyard, the grower, and the grapes, by showcasing the best of the vintage. For the 2017 vintage, we would like to acknowledge growers Richard and Anne Hughes, White Hutt, Clare Valley. This style of Riesling has texture and complexity, combining subtle oak notes with citrus flavors and an acid line that will drive this wine many years into the future.
Rieslingfreak No.2 is a dry Riesling showcasing many of the refinements typical of the Polish Hill River. The limestone and shale rock soil profile are reflected in the wine with mineral and slate notes, green apple flavours, and underlying green citrus characters, predominantly lemons and grapefruit. Wines from this vineyard can be consumed upon release or cellared for many years.
Rieslingfreak No.3 is made from the family vineyard, White Hutt, in Clare Valley. The heavy red clay soils contribute to the fruit intensity of this wine. No.3 is a fruit driven style of Riesling. Classic flavours of this vineyard include ripe lemon, limes, and some melon, with tropical fruit notes carried across the palate. This Riesling drinks well young but will also reward with cellaring.