Pike and Joyce ‘Rapide’ Pinot Noir 2019

$23.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

Colour: Medium red. Aroma: Attractive aromas of ripe black cherries and strawberry compote backed up by classy French oak and some foresty elements. Quite complex and changes with every swirl and sniff. Palate: Although typically quite fine, the palate has excellent concentration of strawberry / cherry fruit and just a hint of charry oak that provides a little complexity. Fine tannins and balanced acid add some length and structure to the finish. Delicious.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Brand Pike & Joyce
Vintage 2019

Adelaide Hills

The Adelaide Hills is one of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia, and amongst the most diverse in terms of climate, soil and topography. Because of this, many different varietals are planted here with the most dominant being Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. It is generally thought of as a cooler region, especially when compared to neighbouring Barossa to the north and Mclaren vale and Langhorne Creek to the south.

NZ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has been popular in Australia for a while now, but Adelaide hills Sauvignon Blanc (the most planted grape in the region) could be considered the Aussie Savvy Blanc. From www.adelaidehillswine.com.au about their Sauvignon Blanc: “Wines that are textured, edgy, vibrant and dry with exceptional fruit definition, length and crispness that marry superbly with summer seafood.”

You can also find some cool climate shiraz from the Adelaide hills, defying the more common big bold style that is usually seen in Australian Shiraz.

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