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Pikes Luccio Sangiovese Red Blend

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The Pikes Luccio is a pure example of the Sangiovese grape via the Clare Valley. Why is it called Luccio? Because that’s Italian for Pike and that would explain the fish on the label. The perfect wine to pair with your Pizza takeaway, Luccio shows a rich core of red and black fruit with some vivid earth and savoury characters before delivering a juicy and full palate that balances tannin and acid perfectly.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Medium to light red

Aroma: Loads of bright cherry, cranberry and dried wildflowers are all on display here. Just a hint of earthiness and some subtle oak characters are evident as well

Palate: As usual the fine, dry tannins and cleansing acidity are a big part of the palate. Plenty of juicy red cherry/cranberry flavours here to balance all these elements out though

Summary: Sangiovese is one of the ideal companions for grilled veal, pork or lamb – anything that carries a little fat or oil. Fantastic with your favourite pizza

Expert Reviews
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Has fresh, bright cherry fruit on the bouquet and palate, the tannins perfectly captured; PikesÕ experience with the variety, and mature vines, shines through.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2014
Australian Wine Companion 2012
90
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Luccio is another name for the pike fish but fits the Italian theme nicely here. This is a sangiovese that isn't trying too hard to compete with shiraz or other more popular Aussie red styles; it's just down-to-earth cherries and light spices, with some liquorice too. Tannins are served up fine and soft, leaving a medium-bodied impression.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Delicate cherry and spice fruit aromas and flavors; clean, dry finish
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A sangiovese (80%) that really sings, its display of cherry fruits beautifully backed by slightly savory tannins of the other blend components; a bargain which should be on every Italian restaurant wine list in Australia
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light but bright red-purple; a supple and smooth light- to medium-bodied palate, with a mix of cherry, raspberry and redcurrant flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
85
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
84
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; a tangy and lively bouquet of cherry and citrus is followed by a palate with interesting texture and mouthfeel, and slippery/rubbery tannins. A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
85

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Pikes Luccio Sangiovese Red Blend

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Has fresh, bright cherry fruit on the bouquet and palate, the tannins perfectly captured; PikesÕ experience with the variety, and mature vines, shines through.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2014
Australian Wine Companion 2012
90
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Luccio is another name for the pike fish but fits the Italian theme nicely here. This is a sangiovese that isn't trying too hard to compete with shiraz or other more popular Aussie red styles; it's just down-to-earth cherries and light spices, with some liquorice too. Tannins are served up fine and soft, leaving a medium-bodied impression.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Delicate cherry and spice fruit aromas and flavors; clean, dry finish
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A sangiovese (80%) that really sings, its display of cherry fruits beautifully backed by slightly savory tannins of the other blend components; a bargain which should be on every Italian restaurant wine list in Australia
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light but bright red-purple; a supple and smooth light- to medium-bodied palate, with a mix of cherry, raspberry and redcurrant flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
85
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
84
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; a tangy and lively bouquet of cherry and citrus is followed by a palate with interesting texture and mouthfeel, and slippery/rubbery tannins. A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
85

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