John suffers from a condition known as cerbral palsy, which slightly slows down his movement.
Thankfully winemaking requires time and patience, something John has plenty of, so why not allow him the opportunity to recapture your heart, mind an imagination with one of his fine expressions of Clare Valley Riesling?
John makes his Rieslings the same as he does food – serious. Rieslingfreak is all about excitement and passion; John Hughes only releases vintages where the style can be perfected, hence 2011 Rieslingfreak No.3 is a Top Australian Wine.
The 2011 Rieslingfreak wines were sourced from the family vineyard, situated in the sub region of White Hut, in the Clare Valley.
The grapes were harvested early in the season, resulting in a lower alcohol (11.5%ALC/VOL) than previous vintages, but encompassing the depth of flavour for which the hallmark of the Rieslingfreak wines.
Colour: pale straw with green hues.
Nose: Ripe lemon and grapefruit, with hints of melon and floral aromas.
Palate: Ripe lemon and limes, with some melon and tropical notes.
The wine is fruit driven, tangy, with some pineapple notes. A good fresh crispy style, which drinks well now, or will reward with a number of years cellaring.