Pikes The Merle Riesling 2017, Pikes
Australia / South Australia
Andy's Tasting Notes
A very special single vineyard bottling – the flagship wine of Pike’s portfolio. An enviable track record of producing one of the most complex, intense yet refined Rieslings in Australia, if not the world.
All the citrus, mineral, flint, slate and chalk a dry Riesling lover can dream or wish for! Ages majestically gaining depth and nuances for up to 15+ years.
Price per bottle £23.90
14 in stock
The Pikes story began when Henry Pike emigrated from Dorset to South Australia in 1878 and established a family brewing business, Pikes Dorset Brewery in the Adelaide Hills. Many years later his great-grandson Edgar followed in his footsteps, setting up a wine business, which in 1984 became Pikes Wines, with Edgar’s sons Neil (winemaker) and Andrew (viticulturist) at the helm. Situated in the verdant Polish Hill River sub-region of the Clare Valley, the estate is renowned for its aromatic, cool-climate Clare Valley Riesling with the iconic Pike fish label.
Pikes practise complete recycling of all winery waste water and solid waste products as well as sustainable management of their vineyards and surrounding property.
Food matchGrilled Dover Sole
Awards & Critic Reviews
James Halliday: 97 points “Bright quartz and glowing. Classic written large. Fresh, fragrant citrus blossom, slatey and enticing. Pure, long, mouth watering and effortless. Doubtless years under its belt to improve even further. Lovely purist stuff.” – David Bicknell (Halliday Wine Companion)