Pikes `Traditionale` Riesling 2013 (6 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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$125.94 per pack
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Overview

This is the 29th release of this much loved Riesling. As always it makes a lovely drink as a crisp, young white wine, but will easily improve in the bottle for 6-10 years + for those who like Riesling with a little bottle age. I am yet to discover a better Oyster wine than young dry Clare Valley Riesling. Winemaker

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

Expert Reviews

Opened in a bracket of five 2013 Clare Valley Rieslings, and tasted pretty quickly, on the basis that first impressions are usually the most important. Slight bottle stink then jasmine, lemon and lime with a juicy burst of citrus flavour set in a firm and lightly chalky/slatey palate. Doesn’t lose its way at any stage on its journey to the back of the palate – lemon tang and spice to farewell. Crunchy, tasty and authoritative all at once. A winner.Rating 94 - Gary Walsh - Wine Front (SEP/2013)

Traditional, perhaps, but deliciously so, with a joyous display of lime, lemon and a faint touch of passionfruit on the palate, balanced and lengthened by crisp acidity on the finish. Rating 94 - Drink by 2023 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (OCT/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Brilliant pale green.

Aroma

Typically fresh and bright displaying layers of lemon/lime zest, tropical fruit and subtle nuances of mineral and wet slate.

Palate

Fresh, crisp and dry; the palate is loaded with all the lemon/lime/slate mentioned above. These are all tightly woven around a

core of bright acidity providing length and drive to the soft, dry finish.

Cellaring

As always it makes a lovely drink as a crisp, young white wine, but will easily improve in the bottle for 6-10 years + for those who like Riesling with a little bottle age.

Food Matching

Fresh oysters

Medals & Trophies

Bronze at 2013 Adelaide Wine Show

Trophy at Canberra International Riesling Challenge

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
11.5%

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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