Pikes 'Traditionale' Riesling 2009 (6 x 750mL), SA

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Clare Riesling at its best with zesty lemon/lime/grapefruit flavours all wound around a core of tight mineral acidity.

SA - Clare Valley
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate, Dr Jay Miller (USA), 01 Dec 09

Vintage: 2009

91 Points

"Pikes 2009 Traditionale Riesling is light straw-colored with an enticing nose of mineral, lemon-lime, citrus and floral notes. Ripe, exceptionally concentrated, and vibrant on the palate, it has the acid structure to evolve for 4-5 years and should drink well through 2019."

Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010, Nick Stock (Australia, New Zealand), 01 Dec 09

Vintage: 2009

91 - 93 Points

"Made from 60% estate fruit, the rest selected from around the region. This has a complete and complex set of aromas, ranging from floral sweet perfume to citrus, peach and green mango. The palate has texture and flavour in spades with an acid line that holds it all tidy through the back. Lingering lime and white nectarine finish."

Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Bourne (Australia), 28 Jan 10

Vintage: 2009

"The Pike brothers, Neil and Andrew are not flamboyant but they are a hard-working winemaker and viticulturalist respectively. Their efforts were rewarded in 2009 with this minerally, lemon-pith-fresh riesling. The palate is taut and fine with an elongated ‘tail’ carried by a steely thread of acidity."

Age, Ralph Kyte-Powell (Australia), 23 Feb 10

Vintage: 2009

5 Stars

"The Pike brothers rieslings are among the Clare Valleys finest, making them Australian classics. There are two versions: this basic wine and a flagship, The Merle. Intense spice, floral, lime and slaty aromas introduce this version, leading to a mouthful that combines focused, sustained, tangy fruit supported by a thrilling lick of acidity."

Sydney Morning Herald, Jane Faulkner (Australia), 27 Mar 10

Vintage: 2009

"Pikes has long made outstanding Clare Valley Riesling and the traditionale doesnt disappoint with its complex spicy, floral aromas, It’s vibrant, with citrus fruit notes on the palate and lively acidity. Most importantly, its delicious."

Winery Tasting Notes


Brilliant, pale green.


Spotlessly clean and a restrained, displaying delicately perfumed citrus blossom and subtle notes of bath powder, green apple and slate.


Crisp, fresh and dry, loaded with zesty lemon and grapefruit flavours wrapped around a spine of crunchy, mineral acidity.

Cellaring Potential

Another lovely Pikes Riesling from what could turn out to be one of the great recent vintages – certainly the best since 2005. Makes a fantastic drink as a crisp, young white, but will take 7-10 years in the bottle for those who like bottle aged Riesling.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2009 (Australia), 01 Oct 09, (Riesling - any vintage)

SA - Clare Valley
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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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