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Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2023 (Clare Valley)

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2023 (Clare Valley)

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Pikes 2023 Traditionale Riesling is a brilliant pale straw with green hues. Perfumed lemon blossom and kaffir lime leaf leaping up, with some thinly sliced green apple and talcy/mineral notes chiming in. A burst of lime in different guises with both the bright refreshment of fresh cut lime cheeks and delicious sweetness of cordial, balanced out by the generosity of a just-opened peach. A persistent, cool acid line in keeping with an unusually long and cool summer provides a framework around the pristine free-run juice and chalky minerality.

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Wine Specifications

Variety: Riesling

Size: 750mL

Region: Clare Valley

ABV: 12%

Vintage: 2023

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Winery & Vintage Info

Good winter rain allowed soil profiles to be full, giving the vines a great start to the growing season. A remarkably cool summer followed, providing perfect conditions for healthy balanced vines. The long ripening period produced fruit with a perfect balance of good colour, high natural acidity, and concentrated flavours.

Fruit sourced from our own estate in Polish Hill River, and growers’ vineyards in Watervale, Leasingham, Mintaro and Sevenhill. Made exclusively with free run juice, our aim is to capture the flavour of the individual sites with minimal winemaking influence being evident.

The 39th vintage of Pikes Riesling is a worthy follower to some exceptional preceding years, but speaks to skilled hands in both vineyards and winery to produce a textbook representation out of a non-textbook vintage. A true reflection of the cooler vintage, this wine will stand the test of time - Delightful on release, but will comfortably cellar for 10+ years. Perfectly matched with freshly shucked South Australian Oysters, dressed simply with a squeeze of lemon.

Pikes Wines is grounded by family. From brothers to sons, since 1984 when the Pike family first stepped foot on Polish Hill River soil and decided to make wine together.

Their site is unique, with tough acidic soils overlaying ancient dark grey siltstone of the Kadlunga Slate formation, which has lay beneath Polish Hill River for 650 million years.

Their wine style is elegant and refined, yet approachable. A style that has been forged over many years by geology and geography, viticultural learnings, and a hands-off winemaking approach.

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