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100% Riesling
Clare Valley, Australia

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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.  Our 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.  Our 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 wine-making approach. A style that celebrates this special place we call home.

The Riesling vines that produce Pikes Dry Riesling Traditionale enjoy east to southeast exposure and for the most part are ungrafted with just a small percentage planted on rootstock. The soils are red brown earth over clay, with slate and broken bluestone sub-soil. It is this slate and bluestone sub-soil as well as the cooler climate of Polish Hill that contributes to Riesling’s intense mineral character and complexity.

Tasting Notes
Starbright pale lemon with green highlights. Dry Riesling Traditionale is fresh, crisp, and dry with bright lemon, lime and slate - all seamlessly wound around a spine of bright, mineral acidity providing length and drive.

Food Pairing
An incomparable oyster wine.

Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:25 days
Fermentation temperature:52 - 59 °F

Alcohol 11.5 %
pH level 2.8
Residual sugar 3.9 g/L
Acidity 8.0 g/L

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