About The Wine
The Pikes Merle is one of the finest Rieslings in the country.
This wine is made exclusively from fruit grown on the Pikes estate. It is renowned as a flagbearer for the Clare Valley style. It's intensity and exceptional power are the Merle's defining features.
One of the small handful of truly iconic Australian Rieslings, this release from 2017 picked up a huge 97 points from the Halliday Tasting Team and made it to the 'Best of the Best Riesling list in the 2019 Wine Companion.
The 2017 is an exceptional vintage for this wine, one that can be equally enjoyed now or in a decade's time.
Pikes are a much-loved family institution in the Clare Valley.
Neil Pike and his family have built one of the region's most iconic estates on the back of a reputation for exceptional quality. Riesling and Shiraz are their forté.
Their wines age gracefully but also come in-built with exceptional complexity and drinkability in their youth.
The Pikes range of wines offer great regional examples for outstanding value.