Jim Barry Wines Kirribilli Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Jim Barry Wines Kirribilli Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.7%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Jim Barry Wines

Tasting notes - A wonderfully poised wine showing aromas of lifted floral notes, cassis and blackberry briary fruits complemented by an attractive earthiness, mint and tobacco notes. Vibrant cassis and red-berried fruits are framed by well integrated and fine-grained tannins through to an exquisite finish. Perfect with roast lamb.

Jim Barry Wines Kirribilli Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

A wonderfully poised wine delivering perfumed mint and
chocolate notes, cassis and blackberry through to a long
and savoury 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 an excellent vintage for Coonawarra. Above average rainfall in winter and
spring provided good soil moisture reserves for the season. A warm and dry summer
resulted in very little disease pressure. This was followed by a cool March, extending the
berry ripening period. The harvest produced moderate yields and slow, even ripening
has delivered fruit with fine tannins and intense varietal flavours.
Vineyard
Over the past 56 years, Jim Barry Wines has developed and nurtured a mosaic of
vineyards, each of which is unique in site, soil and aspect. Distinct parcels of fruit are
selected to make wines that reflect the vineyard where the grapes are grown. This
Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from the ‘Kirribilli Single Vineyard’ in the Coonawarra
and shows the hallmark richness and intensity of wines grown on the region’s famous
terra rossa soil. The Coonawarra wine region's climate is maritime, influenced by the
Southern Ocean which is only 37 miles away. The row orientation in the vineyard is
north to south which allows the vines to catch the afternoon sun.
Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed, carefully sorted to remove any unwanted leaf of stem
material, and gently crushed, allowing a small proportion of whole berries to pass
through. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel fermenters with heading down
boards, which submerged the skins in the fermenting must and gently extracted
colour, flavour and tannins. Pump-overs were conducted twice per day, with a rack
and return each day. Fermentation lasted for seven to nine days before being pressed.
Malolactic conversion took place in oak, encouraging a seamless integration. The wine
was matured for 12 months in 100% French oak.
Tasting Note
A wonderfully poised wine showing aromas of lifted floral notes, cassis and blackberry
briary fruits complemented by an attractive earthiness, mint and tobacco notes.
Vibrant cassis and red-berried fruits are framed by well integrated and fine-grained
tannins through to an exquisite finish.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Winemaker: Tom Barry & Ben
Marx
Region: South Australia
Subregion: Coonawarra
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%

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