Jim Barry Wines Watervale Single Vineyard Clare Valley Shiraz 2017

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Jim Barry Wines Watervale Single Vineyard Clare Valley Shiraz 2017

Opulent aromas of rich, bright red fruits are supported by a core of classic Clare Valley spice. Beautifully structured with fine savoury tannins and terrific length of vibrant fruit on the palate. Not your typical Clare Valley Shiraz!

Grape

Shiraz 100%

 

Jim Barry Wines Watervale Single Vineyard Clare Valley Shiraz 2017

Opulent aromas of rich, berried fruits surround a core of
classic Clare Valley spice and eucalyptus. Beautifully
structured with a terrific length of vibrant fruit on the
palate.


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.


Vineyard
This single vineyard wine is sourced from the Florita vineyard in Watervale. The Shiraz
block is planted on a gentle northwest facing slope where the soil is composed of a
thin layer of loam over limestone. The vines are trained on a single cordon with a rod
and spur to promote even canopy growth along the cordon, to provide optimal
shade and to avoid crowding of fruit to reduce disease. The Clare Valley climate has
a high diurnal temperature difference, which produces an elegant Shiraz.


Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed, carefully sorted and gently crushed allowing a small
percentage of whole berries to pass through. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel
fermenters with heading down boards, which submerged the skins in the fermenting
must to gently extract colour, flavour and tannins. Pump-overs were conducted twice
per day, with a rack and return each day. Fermentation lasted seven to nine days
before being pressed; all the pressings were returned to the free-run wine. One third
of the grapes were co-fermented with 15% of whole bunch fruit to impart complexity
and an aromatic lift to the wine. Malolactic fermentation occurred in tank before the
wine was racked to French oak for 12 months maturation.


Tasting Note
Opulent aromas of rich, bright red fruits are supported by a core of classic Clare
Valley spice. Beautifully structured with fine savoury tannins and terrific length of
vibrant fruit on the palate. Not your typical Clare Valley Shiraz!


Grape
Shiraz 100%

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