Named after the family matriarch, Merle, this reserve Riesling is made from the finest grapes from the vintage. It displays delicate, yet complex flavours and shows the unique characteristics of Polish Hill River.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
The top-tier Pikes Riesling is rich and composed in 2010 showing abundant lime and lime sherbet, some bath powder and grey slate aromas too. The palate’s richly textured, deeply flavoured and dry – lime peel and lemon pith with some attractive chew to close. Rating 94 - Nick Stock, WBM (01/NOV/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Brilliant pale green
Pure, but delicate citrus notes of lemon/lime/grapefruit with a twirl of our regional ‘slatey’ mineral character evident.
Delicate, subtle and dry with vibrant lemon/lime flavours tightly woven around a core of slate/mineral acid that provides length and texture to the wine.
It has the potential to cellar for 8-10+ yrs safely bottled under the screwcap closure.
A really good wine from a challenging year due to the early harvest date. Again a great expression of Riesling from our vineyard at Polish Hill River.