‘A totally delicious riesling’ – 96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
‘A cut above.’ – 96 Points Gary Walsh, Winefront.
Gaelic Cemetery Wines is a joint venture between Neil and Andrew Pike of Pikes Wines and Vigneron Grant Arnold. The brief for the partnership is quite simple: to craft small volumes of super premium Clare Valley wines that reflect the variety, vintage and uniqueness of the place.
The GCV Premium Riesling comes from the oldest block of Riesling vines on the vineyard. Their aim is to make something that is more textural than the Celtic Farm, not relying totally on acidity to give length and drive to the wine.
“Essence-like, with all that lime juice and then a jasmine perfume above. Juicy, but straight-backed, with a slate-like texture, pure acid cut, an almost spicy exotic finish of impeccable length. Marvellous. A cut above.” – 96 Points Gary Walsh, Winefront.
“A totally delicious riesling, with succulent lime and lemon flavours floating on a raft of zesty acidity. It has coherent structure, texture and balance, and while its longer-term future is assured, patience isn’t a prerequisite to cracking the screwcap.” – 96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday