Pikes `Luccio` Red Blend 2007 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$179.88 per case
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Overview

A blend of classic Italian varietals. Medium weight cherry fruit, bright acid and firm, dry tannins.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Rustic reds and Italy go hand in hand and this is where Pikes have tried to emulate the style coming out of Italy with a modern twist. Yes, there's that savoury edge and wild herb aromas from the Sangiovese component, but to make the wine a much more approachable, riper and easier drinking style, the winery has added a small amount of Merlot and Cabernet to give the wine added softness and structure resulting in a medium bodied wine redolent with ripe, bright cherry fruit flavours, and smooth gentle tannins." Jon Helmer, Surf Coast & Bellarine Times (21/Sep/2010 )

"Has the light colour expected of sangiovese, but the hue is still red; the light-bodied wine has distinct sour cherry aromas that are reflected on the light palate, the other two varieties making no impact." Rating 89 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Medium density, bright red.

Aroma

Typical dusty, dark cherry and dried flowers plus some subtle oak aromas deliver an enticing amalgam of aromas. Quite perfumed really.

Palate

Again this is absolutely typical of this noble Tuscan variety. Medium weight cherry fruit, bright acid and firm, dry tannins form a structure that could only point towards the Sangiovese grape.

Food Matching

Assisted by small percentages of Merlot and Cabernet this wine screams out for food. Anything Italian will do – from your favourite pizza to pasta marinara. It will work wonderfully well.

Vintage
2007
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Other Red Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.0%

Winery Profile

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Pikes Vintners is an iconic family owned and operated winery set amongst the hills and valleys of South Australia's beautiful Clare Valley.

Established in 1984 the winery and vineyards are situated in the historic and picturesque Polish Hill River sub region on the eastern side of the Clare Valley. The climate in this area is cooler and the soils are quite different compared to the rest of the region, imparting distinctive flavours and aromas to the wines.

Pikes is best known for its world class Riesling, but is becoming increasingly recognized for high quality, elegant red wines and their ever popular Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend. Pikes have also been a leader in planting new and alternative varieties to the district including Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio and Viognier. Pikes also produces Pikes Oakbank- a sparkling Pilsener style beer.

The distinctive English Pike fish appears on all Pikes products.

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