Pike & Joyce Adelaide Hills "Sirocco" Chardonnay - Adelaide Hills, Australia
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Pike & Joyce Adelaide Hills "Sirocco" Chardonnay - Adelaide Hills, Australia
Pike & Joyce Adelaide Hills "Sirocco" Chardonnay - Adelaide Hills, Australia
Pike & Joyce Adelaide Hills "Sirocco" Chardonnay - Adelaide Hills, Australia
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Pike & Joyce Adelaide Hills "Sirocco" Chardonnay - Adelaide Hills, Australia
Pike & Joyce Adelaide Hills "Sirocco" Chardonnay - Adelaide Hills, Australia

Pike & Joyce Adelaide Hills "Sirocco" Chardonnay 2021 - Adelaide Hills, Australia

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93/100 Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
91/100 Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion
91/100 James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (2020 vintage)

5 Star - Halliday Wine Companion

Gold - Adelaide Hills Wine Show
Gold - Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show
Bronze - Adelaide Hills Wine Show (2020 vintage)

Aaron Brasher, The Real Review "Aromas of grapefruit pith, nuts, white blossoms, nectarine and melon skin. Complex, layered and mouth-filling, lovely depth of white stone fruit, citrus, nutty oak and crunchy acidity. Long, textured and a very smart drink."

Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion "A mid-weighted chardonnay of ample flavour and a notch of flare. Cantaloupe, white fig and yellow plum. The mid-palate, all cashew cream, curd and white miso. Expansive and sweet, with a dutiful waft of oak directing the finish while compressing the seams into a mould of drinkable restraint."

Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show "Lifted stonefruit and spice. some funk. integrated and complex palate. bright fruit. nice structure and texture."

Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show "...ripe peach mid weight silky palate rounded mineral nice saline acid with fruit weight"

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion "From the cool, high-altitude Lenswood district of the Adelaide Hills. Rich and more robust than is usual for Lenswood, but the vintage should ensure time will come to its aid." (2020 vintage)

This is a partnership between the Pike family (of Clare Valley fame) and the Joyce family, related to Andrew Pike’s wife, Cathy.

The winery is situated in Lenswood, which is a subregion of the Adelaide Hills. The Adelaide Hills region is well-known for its cool climate, high-altitude vineyards, and diverse range of premium cool-climate wines.

The Joyce family have been orchardists at Lenswood for over 100 years and also have extensive operations in the Riverland. Together with Andrew they have established this vineyard site, which was previously apple and pear orchards, is characterized by steep North and East facing slopes and possesses fantastic gravelly clay and loam soils which are ideally suited to the classic cool climate varieties that have been planted – Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. to sauvignon blanc (5.9ha), pinot noir (5.73ha), pinot gris (3.22ha), chardonnay (3.18ha) and semillon (0.47ha). The wines are made at the Pikes’ Clare Valley winery and exported around the world.

The vineyard is all hand pruned and handpicked with the fruit being chilled overnight in the Joyce cool rooms. Traditional old world techniques as well as modern Australian winemaking are incorporated to produce a style which reflects the variety and region."

Pike & Joyce owns and operates vineyards covering around 32 hectares in the Lenswood area of Adelaide Hills. The vineyards are planted at varying altitudes, providing an excellent opportunity to grow a variety of grape varieties that thrive in the cool climate.

Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays are made using oak and are produced in California, Burgundy, and Australia. Unoaked chardonnays such as Chablis and those produced in Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France are leaner and often crisp and mineraly, with delicate flavors. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.

Chardonnay has been grown in Italy for decades, and it's become the fourth most-planted white wine grape in the country. The best Italian Chardonnay is found in the northern part of the country - the Piedmont - where the climate is similar to regions in France. However, if you know Chardonnay, you know that this versatile grape can be grown almost anwhere. Good Chardonnay can be found in places as diverse as Umbria, Sicily, Asti, and Tuscany.
93/100 Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
91/100 Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion
91/100 James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (2020 vintage)

5 Star - Halliday Wine Companion

Gold - Adelaide Hills Wine Show
Gold - Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show
Bronze - Adelaide Hills Wine Show (2020 vintage)

Aaron Brasher, The Real Review "Aromas of grapefruit pith, nuts, white blossoms, nectarine and melon skin. Complex, layered and mouth-filling, lovely depth of white stone fruit, citrus, nutty oak and crunchy acidity. Long, textured and a very smart drink."

Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion "A mid-weighted chardonnay of ample flavour and a notch of flare. Cantaloupe, white fig and yellow plum. The mid-palate, all cashew cream, curd and white miso. Expansive and sweet, with a dutiful waft of oak directing the finish while compressing the seams into a mould of drinkable restraint."

Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show "Lifted stonefruit and spice. some funk. integrated and complex palate. bright fruit. nice structure and texture."

Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show "...ripe peach mid weight silky palate rounded mineral nice saline acid with fruit weight"

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion "From the cool, high-altitude Lenswood district of the Adelaide Hills. Rich and more robust than is usual for Lenswood, but the vintage should ensure time will come to its aid." (2020 vintage)

This is a partnership between the Pike family (of Clare Valley fame) and the Joyce family, related to Andrew Pike’s wife, Cathy.

The winery is situated in Lenswood, which is a subregion of the Adelaide Hills. The Adelaide Hills region is well-known for its cool climate, high-altitude vineyards, and diverse range of premium cool-climate wines.

The Joyce family have been orchardists at Lenswood for over 100 years and also have extensive operations in the Riverland. Together with Andrew they have established this vineyard site, which was previously apple and pear orchards, is characterized by steep North and East facing slopes and possesses fantastic gravelly clay and loam soils which are ideally suited to the classic cool climate varieties that have been planted – Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. to sauvignon blanc (5.9ha), pinot noir (5.73ha), pinot gris (3.22ha), chardonnay (3.18ha) and semillon (0.47ha). The wines are made at the Pikes’ Clare Valley winery and exported around the world.

The vineyard is all hand pruned and handpicked with the fruit being chilled overnight in the Joyce cool rooms. Traditional old world techniques as well as modern Australian winemaking are incorporated to produce a style which reflects the variety and region."

Pike & Joyce owns and operates vineyards covering around 32 hectares in the Lenswood area of Adelaide Hills. The vineyards are planted at varying altitudes, providing an excellent opportunity to grow a variety of grape varieties that thrive in the cool climate.

Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays are made using oak and are produced in California, Burgundy, and Australia. Unoaked chardonnays such as Chablis and those produced in Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France are leaner and often crisp and mineraly, with delicate flavors. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.

Chardonnay has been grown in Italy for decades, and it's become the fourth most-planted white wine grape in the country. The best Italian Chardonnay is found in the northern part of the country - the Piedmont - where the climate is similar to regions in France. However, if you know Chardonnay, you know that this versatile grape can be grown almost anwhere. Good Chardonnay can be found in places as diverse as Umbria, Sicily, Asti, and Tuscany.