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Jim Barry Assyrtiko 2016

£107.94

(£17.99 bottle)

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Pale straw colour in the glass. Opens with lifted notes of rose water florals and pear. A generous palate packed with lemon butter and pear fruit. The palate has depth, with some chalky texture anchoring the generous and rich fruit and a drawn out refreshing citrus finish. The wine has been praised for its similarity to its Greek counterpart, and has great natural acidity with flavours of pear...

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I first tasted Assyrtiko in August 2006 while on holiday with my wife Sue on the Greek island of Santorini, birthplace of the Assyrtiko grape variety. The crisp, acidic qualities reminded me of our Clare Valley Rieslings and yet it was a flavour I had not experienced before. Intrigued with this newfound variety, I began the process of importing cuttings into Australia through quarantine. In August 2012 we planted Australias first Assyrtiko at our Lodge Hill Vineyard, a special and unique site treasured by my family and suited to this

variety.

Our ten year Assyrtiko journey has been fascinating and has enabled us to produce a wine which, I believe, is a true expression of the variety. I hope you find the flavours as interesting as I did in 2006.

Peter Barry, Third Generation Family Winemaker.

Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australias most prestigious premium wine regions, most famous for its

Riesling and Shiraz. A small area, accounting for less than 1.5% of Australias total wine production. With its beautiful, rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and

Winemaking Notes

This wine is a pale straw colour in the glass. Opens with lifted notes of rose water florals and pear.

A generous palate packed with lemon butter and pear fruit. The palate has depth, with some chalky texture anchoring the generous and rich fruit and a drawn out refreshing citrus finish.

The wine has been praised for its similarity to its Greek counterpart and has great natural acidity with flavours of pear, apricot and apple.

Variety: 100% Assyrtiko

Region: Clare Valley, South Australia

Alcohol12.5%

Bottle size  6 x 750 mL

Jim Barry Assyrtiko 2016

Jim Barry
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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles