John Hughes takes Riesling very serious. Like, name your winery after your obsession with the grape serious. And yet, it works.
His fastidious dedication to the many facets and styles of Riesling, sourced from the Clare and Eden Valley, is northing short of remarkable. In less than a decade, he has taken what was a smalltime hobby making tiny runs of Riesling from bought fruit, to the megalith Riesling operation that it is today. In fact, outside of maybe John Vickery, or Jeff Grosset, we think there is no one else in Australia who has the same midas touch as John Hughes.
Typical of the White Hutt home vineyard, the wine has the fruit generosity we are used to seeing from the No.3. Harvested early, the wine has great acid to balance the fruit, giving it good structure and length. This is a superlative, young Riesling with a bright future.
The previous vintage of this wine was one of the most awarded on the wine show circuit last year, nothching up an impressive Five Trophies at the Royal Sydney Wine Show. This is the follow-up to that miraculous wine, and we think it is just as good.