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Pike's Clare Hills Riesling

2018 | Australia | South Australia | Clare Valley 750 ml
  • Tastes like
  • Citrus
  • Floral
  • Honey
  • Good with
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Its also
  • 90+
¥140
  • Buy 3 ¥135 and save 4%
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  • Product details

    Tasting Notes

    Pale green/straw in appearance with typical Clare Valley Riesling characters on show, including lemon, lime & some floral citrus blossom notes. The palate is fresh, dry and mouth filling - the well balanced acidity ensures a crisp, clean finish. A delicious summer drink and great with any seafood really.

    Rated 93/100 by James Halliday 

    About the Winery

    The Pike Family patriach, Henry Pike, emigrated from Dorset to South Australia in 1878 aboard the HMS Oakland. He settled in the small town of Oakbank in the Adelaide Hills and in 1886 established a family business called Pikes Dorset Brewery. In 1972, Henry’s great grandson, Edgar Walter Pike, was well established in the wine industry as a private vigneron and vineyard manager for a large propriety wine company. Edgar’s sons , Neil and Andrew Pike ,both entered the wine industry after graduating from Roseworthy Agricultural College and have established themselves in their respective fields of expertise. They then established ‘Pikes Wines’ in 1984 at ‘Polish Hill River Estate’ in the Polish Hill River sub-region of the beautiful Clare Valley in South Australia. The first Pikes wines were released in the Spring of 1985.

    Variety Description

    Riesling

    Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked.

    Country Description

    Australia

    Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions however Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The major grape varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc. Some of the more famous wine areas include Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley and Margret River.

    Region Description

    South Australia

    The South Australian wine industry is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the state to be able to produce a range of grape varieties-from the cool climate Riesling variety in the Clare Valley to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley. Some of Australia's best-known wines like Penfolds Grange, Jacob's Creek, Yalumba and Henschke Hill of Grace are produced here, as well as many of Australia's mass-produced box wines.