Decanter Best in Show, Halliday People's Choice Award, Hans Herzog

“Its elevation to best in show was never in doubt.”

- Best in Show, DWWA 2021

Château Pierre-Bise Chenin Blanc 2018

If you’re not familiar with the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), it’s renowned for being one of the toughest wine shows on the planet, with 18,094 entries in 2021, of which just 50 took out the ‘Best in Show’ trophy. As a leading light of the region, Claude Papin's Savennières is full-bodied, intensely complex and mineral (the Roche aux Moines vineyard dates back to the 12th century) and with an ability to age that makes it one of France’s great white wines.

"The word ‘chameleon’ is often found in close proximity to the name ‘Chenin Blanc’ -- generally alluding to the fact that this polyvalent grape can perform as brilliantly in austerely dry guise as in extravagantly sweet, and with every flavour, hue between, too. Not the least of the fascinations of this Savennieres-Roche Aux Moines, though, is the fact that it manages a chameleon performance in a single glass. It’s both fresh, pretty, honeyed and gently amiable -- and yet mysteriously smoky. Once in the mouth, and you’ll find it doughy, almost pastry-rich … yet insistently stony, dark, bitter-edged and almost troubling in its complexities. Pure, commanding and unique, its elevation to Best In Show was never in doubt.” - DWWA 2021

Pikes wins Halliday People's Choice Award

PIKES WINES COLLECTION

Clare Valley's Pikes Wines has taken out the inaugural Halliday Wine Companion People's Choice Award for 2021 and we are proud to offer these wines to you. 

Family owned, family operated and making great wine since 1984. Pikes pride themselves on making great value, premium quality wines that reflect variety, vintage and regional characteristics.

“Deliciously drinkable”

- Bob Campbell,

HANS HERZOG NEW ARRIVALS

Hans Herzog changed 500 years of winegrowing lineage in Switzerland to pursue his dream to find the perfect terroir to make truly outstanding wines able to stand amongst the world’s best. Unfettered by commercial considerations, Hans adopts an experimentalist stance, producing highly acclaimed, age-worthy wines rich in varietal character.

True to the adage: quality over quantity. A force of experience in winemaking and viticulture, the varietal specialist, is one of the country’s most respected winemakers and his famed wines have stolen hearts all over the world.

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