Pikes Riesling "Hills & Valleys" comes from the cool climate of Clare Valley in South Australia. Henry Pike migrated to South Australia in the late 1800's and first began a brewing company. However, today Henry's great grandson Edgar, who was a vigneron and vineyard manager, along with his son Neil and Andrew are continuing their family tradition with Pikes Wines. Neil is chief winemaker and Andrew is the viticulturalist and they continuously produce quality handcrafted riesling that receives top accolades.
It is dry, clean, precise, and full of green apple and lemon/lime citrus flavors that have beautiful persistency coupled with subtle hints of mineral and wet slate. This is a fantastic, mouth-watering riesling at a mere 11.5% alcohol.
"A wine so good you will be looking forward to it all day. This bounces out of the glass with a gentle perfume, appley fruit and floral notes. It finishes clean, crisp and dry." Will Lyons, Sunday Times, June 2017
"Lime nose. Very pointed and racy and lean - so cut with acidity that the residual sugar barely registers. White grapefruit laced with apple sherbet. Great lightness and energy, like quicksilver in the mouth. Just a hint of Bramley apples on the finish. Pure whetstone wine! 16 Points." (Tamlyn Currin, JR Purple Pages, Oct 2015)