Jim Barry Wines The McRae Wood Clare Valley Shiraz 2015

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Jim Barry Wines The McRae Wood Clare Valley Shiraz 2015

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Jim Barry Wines

Tasting notes - Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry briary fruits and perfumed violets are complemented by a lick of toasty vanillin oak. The palate is restrained in its youth, but delivers depth and concentration with dark forest-fruits, rich fruitcake and a streak of earthy goodness. A wine of fantastic drive and complexity, the delicate grained tannins enhance the lengthy finish.

 

Jim Barry Wines The McRae Wood Clare Valley Shiraz 2015

Layers of flavour surround concentrated berried fruits. This
is a wine of fantastic drive and complexity, with the soft
velvety texture enhancing the lengthy 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
After the wettest winter for 15 years, the Clare Valley experienced a very dry and warm
spring. This was followed by the coolest January in over 20 years which also received
significant rainfall of 100 millimetres. February saw a complete turnaround, with an
unprecedented series of heat waves, accelerating the ripening of the grapes and
compacting the 2015 vintage.
Vineyard
In 1964, Jim purchased 28 hectares of prime land from Duncan McRae Wood and
planted his first vineyard with Shiraz. It was an inspired choice of both grape variety
and location. The vineyard is characterised by grey sandy topsoil over a clay subsoil.
The vines are trained on a single cordon to promote an even canopy and provide
optimal shade. The Clare Valley has a high diurnal temperature difference, the cool
nights allow the vines to retain balancing acidity, producing an elegant style of Shiraz.
Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed and crushed before being fermented in stainless steel
fermenters with heading down boards, which submerged the skins in the fermenting
must. This moderated the temperature of the 'cap' while gently extracting colour,
flavour and tannins. Pump-overs were conducted twice a day with a rack and return
once per day. Fermentation lasted for between seven to 10 days before being pressed.
Malolactic conversion took place in tank before the wine was racked to French oak
where it was matured for 12 months.
Tasting Note
Intense aromas of plum, cherry and dark berried fruits are complemented by black
olive, spice and charry oak. The palate is restrained in its youth, but delivers depth and
concentration of fruit flavour. A wine of fantastic drive and complexity, the soft,
integrated tannins enhance the lengthy finish.
Grape
Shiraz 100%
Winemaker: Peter Barry & Tom
Barry
Region: South Australia
Subregion: Clare Valley
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%

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