Jim Barry Wines McKays Single Vineyard Clare Valley Riesling 2018

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Jim Barry Wines McKays Single Vineyard Clare Valley Riesling 2018

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Jim Barry Wines

Tasting notes - Notes of lime cordial, pink grapefruit and lemon rind open up to regional Watervale musk and floral notes. A powerful and concentrated Riesling ,with great depth of flavour and a silky, acid profile which gives focus, line and length. 

Awards

Top 100, Matthew Jukes, 2019

Jim Barry Wines McKays Single Vineyard Clare Valley Riesling 2018

Complex aromas of pink grapefruit, lime and a lift of
tropical guava lead to a generous yet precise palate
with a light, creamy texture and a lively, mineral finish.


Producer Note
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 children Tom, 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.


Vintage
2018 was characterised by a particularly dry growing season, with less than 15
centimetres of rain falling between October to March. However, two thirds of this rain
fell at critical points in November and December which promoted growth and
enabled the fruit to develop evenly. Adequate soil reserves and canopy
management preserved the vines from the effects of the hot conditions. As a result
there was very low disease pressure and the fruit was in excellent condition at
harvest.


Vineyard
The Clare Valley is a series of undulating hills within the higher ranges of the grape
growing area. Vine aspect and row orientation is as critical as soil type in terms of
the suitability of a vineyard site for a particular variety. Distinct parcels of fruit are
selected to make wines that reflect the vineyard from which the grapes are grown.
This Riesling was sourced from the McKay’s vineyard in Watervale. South or east
facing slopes best suited for Riesling as they are shielded from the hot northerly winds
that can occur during summer and also receive the cooler morning sun. The soil in
the McKay’s vineyard is clay over limestone, which is free draining. The Clare valley
climate is continental with a high diurnal temperature difference with clear skies. The
cool nights lead to the preservation of crisp natural acidity and delicate flavours.


Winemaking
The grapes were harvested in the cool of the night, to preserve the flavours in the
fruit. The fruit was immediately pressed without skin contact and after cold settling
the juice was racked. Fermentation took place with a proportion of the lighter "fluffy"
lees and selected yeasts at 14 to 16°C, lasting two to three weeks. A small parcel
was cool fermented in aged French oak barrels, to enhance the texture of the wine.


Tasting Note
Notes of lime cordial, pink grapefruit and lemon rind open up to regional Watervale
musk and floral notes. A powerful and concentrated Riesling ,with great depth of
flavour and a silky, acid profile which gives focus, line and length.


Grape
Riesling 100%

Awards
Top 100, Matthew Jukes, 2019

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