Pikes Los Companeros Shiraz Tempranillo 2019 750ml

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Pikes Los Companeros Shiraz Tempranillo 2019 750ml

Pikes is a family-based winery founded in 1984 by Neil and Andrew Pike, and since 1986, has been producing wine, beer and aerated waters. The building is made of steel and stone and is located at Polish Hill River in Clare Valley. Between 1984-and 2003, 75 ha of vineyards were planted. The soils have red-brown earth over the clay, with broken bluestone sub-soil. Whilst the winters are cool and wet and the summers are warm and dry, the growing season has low rainfall and low humidity which makes the vineyard a low risk for pests and disease. The whole vineyard is fitted with an inline drip irrigation system, but irrigation is only applied when necessary.

This blend of 80% Shiraz, 20% Tempranillo is reminiscent of a French or Spanish table wine (with more sunshine, perhaps). Little to no oak influence lets the bright plums and red fruits, leather, dried herbs, spices and florals, and stony minerality shine through. Acidity on the palate is a touch biting, but overall the aromas of the nose carry on into flavors, supported by spicy tannins. Silky in texture, with fruit purity and a lovely savoriness, this should be plonked on the dinner table beside a heaping bowl of paella.

ABV: 14.5%

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