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Jim Barry Wines The Armagh Clare Valley Shiraz 2014

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Jim Barry Wines The Armagh Clare Valley Shiraz 2014

  • Grapes Shiraz 100%
  • Country Australia
  • Region Clare Valley
  • Abv 14 %
  • Contains sulphites Yes
  • Vegan No
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Complex and intense aromas of rich dark fruit, sweet spice, dark chocolate, and dried herbs lead to a palate of concentrated dark fruit flavors. Fine tannins envelop the abundance of fruit. This is a wine of great power, length, and poise.

The iconic 'Armagh' vineyard was named by the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849 and called the lush, rolling hills after their homeland. In 1968, the vineyard was purchased by Jim Barry who planted it with Shiraz. Today these lowyielding vines produce less 27 hectolitres per hectare. The soil is sandy gravel and receives an average rainfall of 600 millimetres per year. The vineyard lies on a northwest facing slope which acts as a natural sun trap, ensuring the fruit is always fully ripened at harvest time. The Clare Valley climate is continental with a high diurnal temperature difference, producing Shiraz with evenly ripened tannins and flavour.

Certain names resonate strongly within Australian wine history and Jim Barry is one of them. It was Jim Barry’s drive that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented it as one of Australia’s premier wine regions. Jim was the first qualified winemaker in the Clare Valley, graduating with a degree in oenology from the prestigious Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1947. Founded in 1959, Jim Barry Wines is still family owned, with three generations of Roseworthy graduates. Jim’s son Peter became managing director in 1985 and today Peter’s childrenTom, Sam  and Olivia are the winemaker, commercial manager and brand ambassador respectively. Voted ‘2020 Winery of the Year' at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards they produce highly acclaimed and award-winning wines.

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