Aroma: Spotlessly clean and a restrained, displaying delicately perfumed citrus blossom and subtle notes of bathpowder, green apple and slate.
Palate: Crisp, fresh and dry, loaded with zesty lemon and grapefruit flavours wrapped around a spine of crunchy, mineral acidity.
Summary: 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
"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.
The Wine Advocate
"Light and distinctive for its effusive pear, lime and star fruit aromas and flavors, fitting together neatly on a classic dry frame. Drink now through 2019. 2,000 cases made."