Pikes Dry Riesling 2010
Riesling from Clare Valley, Australia
Pikes Dry Riesling is a brilliant pale green color. Spotlessly clean and quite expressive, displaying citrus floral notes, apple and subtle notes of stone fruits and slate. It is crisp, fresh and dry, loaded with "waxy" lemon and grape fruit flavors wrapped around a core of well balanced mineral acidity. Makes a lovely drink as a fresh, young white wine, but will take 5-7 years in the bottle for those who like bottle aged Riesling. Made with 100% Riesling.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2010 Traditionale Riesling has a really intense green apple a lemon juice nose with supporting notes of lime leaves and lemon peel and some fresh herbs. Dry, crisp and light to medium bodied, it offers good concentration and tension with a long finish contributing some minerality. Drinking now, it should evolve well over the next 3-5 years and drink to 2018+. "
The brothers Pike seemingly can do no wrong. They get in right with immense consistency, even in the more challenging vintages. The vines are tended to by Andrew, the grapes are transformed into great wine by Neil. Neil makes wines that are simply difficult not to enjoy. For the serious wine drinker, they offer plenty of depth of character, structure and complexity. For the wine drinker who just wants a great bottle of wine at a reasonable price, they deliver every time. The easy going nature of the Pike brothers is clearly reflected in their wines. View all Pikes Wines
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Known for its Rieslings, the wines of Clare Valley are distinctive. The Riesling here is dry, dry, dry. Delicate yet firm, these wines won't remind you of Germany or Alsace - they have a character all their own. The lime and mineral flavors, paired with zesty acidity, make the wine perfect for summer sipping or pairing with seafood.
Notable FactsSince this is still Australia, let's not leave out Shiraz... Clare Valley does produce red wines and they are well made and tasty. Despite the fairly warm temperatures, the acidity in Clare Valley red wines are typically higher than wines produced further south. Good structure is a key characteristic, making Clare Valley wines ideal for pairing with food.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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