Pikes Riesling Clare Valley 2007

External Review by Wine Gems @ Perriello's:

Clare Valley, AustraliaPikes Riesling is a great way to get acquainted with the noble Riesling grape, a true gem in the world of wines. Pikes was established in 1984 by Edgar and Neil Pike in the beautiful Clare Valley wine region of South Australia, near the city of Adelaide. The winery owns 140 acres of vineyards. The English Pike fish featured on all Pikes wine labels is a symbol of the familys long heritage. This Riesling earned 94 points from James Halliday. Jay Miller of Wine Advocate calls Pikes one of the top producers of the Clare Valley, known for their elegant style of winemaking. In our estimation, Pikes Riesling is a true white wine gem! Pikes Riesling is straw yellow-green in color with a beautiful nose of citrus blossom, grapefruit, orange zest and mineral notes. This medium-bodied white is dry on the palate and beautifully balanced with its crisp acidity. It offers rich flavors of lemon-lime, pear, apple and spice. It was fermented in stainless steel, with no oak. This wine is elegant and complex, with a long, zesty finish. Pikes Rieslings are known to reward cellaring.Enjoy Pikes Riesling over the next 6-8 years all by itself to relax on a hot summer day or with pan-fried trout, grilled shrimp, chicken satay, and spicy Thai dishes.

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Englishman Henry Pike immigrated 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 the family brewing business called H. Pike & Co. This name became well known throughout South Australia for its quality beer, soft drink and tonic ale, and the company used the English Pike fish on the label, which remains to t... Read more
Englishman Henry Pike immigrated 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 the family brewing business called H. Pike & Co. This name became well known throughout South Australia for its quality beer, soft drink and tonic ale, and the company used the English Pike fish on the label, which remains to this day - a symbol of Pikes' long heritage. The sale of H. Pike & Co. in 1972 did not end the family tradition. Henry Pike's great grandson Edgar was well established in the wine industry as a private vigneron and as a vineyard manager for a large proprietary wine company. His sons, Andrew and Neil, have both followed in their father's footsteps. Since graduating from Roseworthy Agricultural College both have become proficient in their separate fields within the wine industry - Andrew in viticulture and management, and Neil in winemaking and marketing. Together they established Pikes in 1984 in the beautiful Clare Valley and have prided themselves on making premium table wines that reflect variety, vintage and regional characteristics. Varieties grown include Riesling - the flagship for which Pikes have become best known for. Others include Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sangiovese, Merlot and Tempranillo. Approximately 35,000 cases are produced and exported to about twelve countries around the globe. Read less

External Reviews for Pikes Riesling Clare Valley

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
05/18/2011

Clare Valley, AustraliaPikes Riesling is a great way to get acquainted with the noble Riesling grape, a true gem in the world of wines. Pikes was established in 1984 by Edgar and Neil Pike in the beautiful Clare Valley wine region of South Australia, near the city of Adelaide. The winery owns 140 acres of vineyards. The English Pike fish featured on all Pikes wine labels is a symbol of the familys long heritage. This Riesling earned 94 points from James Halliday. Jay Miller of Wine Advocate calls Pikes one of the top producers of the Clare Valley, known for their elegant style of winemaking. In our estimation, Pikes Riesling is a true white wine gem! Pikes Riesling is straw yellow-green in color with a beautiful nose of citrus blossom, grapefruit, orange zest and mineral notes. This medium-bodied white is dry on the palate and beautifully balanced with its crisp acidity. It offers rich flavors of lemon-lime, pear, apple and spice. It was fermented in stainless steel, with no oak. This wine is elegant and complex, with a long, zesty finish. Pikes Rieslings are known to reward cellaring.Enjoy Pikes Riesling over the next 6-8 years all by itself to relax on a hot summer day or with pan-fried trout, grilled shrimp, chicken satay, and spicy Thai dishes.




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