Jim Barry Wines McKays Single Vineyard Clare Valley Riesling 2020

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Jim Barry Wines McKays Single Vineyard Clare Valley Riesling 2020

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. 

Jim Barry Wines McKays Single Vineyard Clare Valley Riesling 2020

Floral 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
The 2020 vintage was exceptional for Riesling in the Clare Valley, with wonderful
intensity of flavour and firm natural acidity thanks to cool conditions post-véraison
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 are 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.
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
The wine displays minerality on the nose, with characters of crunchy green apples and
wet slate. A firm acid line drives through the palate with lime, citrus and a mineral finish.
It has a lush silky flow and a calming finish.
Riesling 100%

Winemaker: Tom Barry & Ben
Region: South Australia
Subregion: Clare Valley
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%

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