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2017 Rieslingfreak No. 8 Polish Hill Kabinett Riesling

2017 Rieslingfreak No. 8 Polish Hill Kabinett Riesling

'It's utterly refreshing, invigorating even, with lemon drops and a lemon sorbet tang to the acidity, soft and approachable.' 
92 Points - Jane Faulkner, Halliday's Wine Companion

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  • Winemaker John Hughes has a passion. An obsession, you might call it. A single-minded focus on Riesling from South Australia. Hey, why be average at twenty different things, when you can be a master of one? 

    John's philosophy is to represent the hallmarks of a single region through this most versatile of grapes: Riesling. Each wine is allocated a number, which refers to its provenance as well as style.

    Rieslingfreak No. 8 comes from a vineyard in Polish Hill River, and is made in a Germanic Kabinett style - a sweeter style Riesling, balanced by crisp acidity. In this case, we're looking at around 50g/L residual sugar, but balanced by a much higher acidity.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Rieslingfreak No.8 is harvested from the Polish Hill River vineyard, which was selected for it’s generous water holding, which provides for large vigorous vines and big berries, which are perfect for this style of wine. Rieslingfreak No.8 is made in the style of a German Kabinett. The grapes are harvested early, allowing low alcohol, and a high sugar content in the wine. The sugar is then balanced by the large amount of natural acid still in the grapes. The wine can be consumed upon release, or will reward with many years of cellaring.

    TASTING NOTES

    '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.”  
    John Hughes, winemaker.

  • REVIEWS

    'Inspired by Germany's Kabinett style, the fruit picked early to retain plenty of natural acidity to balance out the 50g/l of residual sugar. It's utterly refreshing, invigorating even, with lemon drops and a lemon sorbet tang to the acidity, soft and approachable. Perhaps it needs a bit more oomph, but it's cheery drink; an aperitif-style that would soothe on a hot day.'
    92 Points - Jane Faulkner, Halliday's Wine Companion