2022 Rieslingfreak No. 5 Clare Valley Riesling

2022 Rieslingfreak No. 5 Clare Valley Riesling

  • Producer
    • Riesling Freak
  • Region
    • Clare Valley SA
  • Style
    • Off Dry
  • Variety
    • Riesling
  • Vintage
    • 2022
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Wines with more than 45g residual are considered sweet. Coke has about 110g and Château d’Yquem usually has around 120-150g. Now that we have some context - the 2022 vintage of this wine has 12.8g sugar, so it really is ‘off-dry’ rather than sweet.

Even when there is residual sugar in wine it isn’t obvious if it’s well countered with acid. Getting the sugar/acid balance just right makes Riesling sing and is something John obsesses over.

The fruit for the No. 5 comes from the same vineyard as the No.3 in the Clare Valley, picked earlier, resulting in more acid. The ferment is stopped early, leaving residual sugar in the wine. John’s talent for finding the perfect balance is obvious here