Pikes Riesling Traditionale 2019
Color: Brilliant pale green. Aroma: Fragrant aromas of kaffir lime, lemon and talc. Maybe some subtle feijoa aromas too. It displays the clarity and purity of dry Clare Valley Riesling from an excellent vintage. Palate: Fresh, bright and delicate, the citrus fruit provides up front flavor while the mouth-watering spine of acidity elevates the wine to a clean, dry crescendo. Delicious. This is the 35th release of this much-loved wine. The “Trad” is always a lovely drink upon release, but 5 -7 years in the cellar will rewardthose who like a little bottle age. Drink with any seafood really, but it’s pairing with fresh shucked SA oysters is hard to top. Notes of bright citrus, wax, kerosene, flower blossoms and honey lead into a bone-dry palate that’s fruit-driven, steering it away from overt austerity. Tangy fruit, crunchy acidity, a slippery texture and a mouthwatering finish all work in harmony with one another, making it hard to resist another sip. Super fresh and gently flinty riesling that has bright lemon and crushed-stone notes on offer with a soft, drinkable palate. Salty, minerally and lemony finish.