Medium red in colour. Bright aromas of very attractive red and dark fruits with little influence from oak and a slight hint of damp earth, classic Pinot Noir fruit profile.
Although typically elegant, the palate has nice concentration of bright strawberry/cherry fruit displaying a sappy freshness, fine tannins and subtle oak that makes it very appealing. This wine should drink nicely now and over the next couple of years.
Try it with Asian style barbeque pork ribs.
Pike & Joyce represents the coming together of two families to form a partnership in wine. The Pike family, long established in winemaking, viticulture and brewing, and the Joyce family, long time horticulturists, banded together in 1997 to develop a new joint venture vineyard at Lenswood, in the Adelaide Hills wine region of South Australia. Both families have been at the forefront of their respective fields for over 100 years. Only varieties totally suited to the cool climate of this region have been planted on the former apple, pear and cherry orchard site, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.