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2020 Pikes Traditionale Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

Sensational release of one of Australia's most loved Rieslings.

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$20.00

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About The Wine

The Pikes Traditionale Riesling is one of the country's most loved Rieslings, and it's not hard to see why.

Coming from what Pikes are calling one of their best ever vintages in 2020, this has all the juicy citrus, mineral undertones and piercing acidity that this wine is renowned for.

Great now or over the next decade and as always, an outrageous bargain.

About Pikes

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.

Chief Winemaker Neil Pike
Chief Winemaker Neil Pike
Clare Valley, SA
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From The Producer

This release marks the 36th release of the Traditionale, and sits comfortably amongst some of our best vintages. Extremely concentrated, this wine will stand the test of time. Drink now or cellar for 10+ years. Perfectly matched with freshly shucked South Australian oysters. 

Winemaking

We experienced a very dry winter, while the spring rain gave us just enough moisture. Apart from one heatwave in December, the growing season was very cool. Post veraison, ripening conditions were perfect, with February being one of the coolest on record. Long cool sunny days allowed for excellent flavour development and high natural acid retention.

The 2020 vintage is a subregional blend, comprising of predominantly Estate Grown fruit from Polish Hill River and selected growers fruit from Sevenhill, Clare, Leasingham and Mintaro.

Our winemaking approach is designed to capture the flavour of each individual site with minimal winemaking influence. Only the best free run juice is included in the final blend of the “Traditionale”.

Colour

Brilliant pale straw with green hues.

Aroma

Extremely bright and aromatic, this wine jumps out of the glass with fragrant white floral and kaffir lime characters. All the hallmarks of an excellent vintage.

Palate

Crisp acid driven wine, plenty of fresh lime and other citrus flavours. A powerful backbone of mouth-watering acidity keeps it all in check finishing with perfect balance and great length.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Elegance is the cornerstone of this lovely riesling, with a flawless serenade of citrus allsorts, its spine of acidity a contradiction in terms, because it's almost sweet - an illusion, of course. An each-way proposition for now or later consumption." - JAmes Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

91Points
The Wine Front

"Delicious Clare Valley riesling. Juicy with fruit, lively at every step, refreshing. Lime juice and blossoms. Apples. Just enough intensity. It’s the kind of riesling you could really hook into." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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