Attractive aromas of ripe mulberry and raspberry, along with touches of chocolate, spice and vanilla. Medium bodied, round, soft and juicy with lots of fruit flavour, a bit of oak, gentle spice. Good for everyday drinking, but can handle a bit of aging to mellow it out even more so.
the 2014 vintage is an enticing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (61%), Mourvèdre (11%), Sangiovese (8%), Shiraz (7%), Malbec (7%), Grenache (3%), Carmenère (3%).
Located in the Clare Valley, South Oz, about 120km north of Adelaide, Pikes benefit from a slightly cooler climate than you would expect from Australia as the vineyards lie at an altitude of between 400-500 meters above sea level ensuring the nights are cooler and the warm days are not as fierce. This means that the grapes ripen evenly over a consistent period, rather than being blasted with heat during the day and almost frozen at night, giving the wines freshness and elegance.
A juicy, soft red is just the thing to serve with a juicy soft burger and a good Aussie lamb burger would be a brilliant match