Pike & Joyce is a proud partnership between two families who share a love of the Adelaide Hills and a determination to produce only the finest wine. In 1998, the Joyce family, which has owned and managed Adelaide Hills orchards for five generations, teamed up with Clare Valley wine legends, the Pikes, to develop 25 hectares of prime grape growing land. The wines produced have a distinctive regional character and it is no surprise that the Pike & Joyce wines have established a reputation as some of Adelaide Hills’ finest.
The Pike & Joyce Rapide Pinot Noir 2020 is a delightful wine out of the Adelaide Hills which has been made for immediate enjoyment. A short period in older French Oak barrels and an early bottling has delivered a fresh, flavoursome wine that is intended to reach the market in a quick (Rapide) time. Its bright, berry like flavours and soft tannis make it an ideal wine to enjoy.
The bouquet consists of fresh strawberry and dark cherry fruits with some earthy, forest floor notes underlying. The palate is elegant, with depth and soft tannins making for very easy drinking. There’s some charred oak flavour on the finish, which is long and smooth.