Pike & Joyce Sauvignon Blanc 2004
Sauvignon Blanc from South Australia, Australia
Vibrant green apple, stone fruits, lychee, lime and other citrus notes just envelope you as you lift the glass. The palate displays phenomenally well crafted juicy fruit flavors, refined and elegant. The magic of the wine is the minerality and spice dimensions of the wine. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg add to the intrigue. The finish is long and persistent. This is a wonderfully pure expression of Sauvignon Blanc.
Pike & Joyce Winery
Pike & Joyce is a new and exciting joint venture between Neil and Andrew Pike and the Joyce family. A newly planted vineyard has been established outside the township of Lenswood. What is going into bottle from such young vines is extraordinary. Stunning, racy Sauvignon Blanc, is vying for attention from a very serious Pinot Gris (Neil loves the variety). The Chardonnay has all the delicacy and yet intensity that a cool climate can deliver, and the Pinot Noir's a stunner. In fact the '02 soon to be released, won a Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Show and was a serious contender for the famed Jimmy Watson Trophy. View all Pike & Joyce WinesLike 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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