Jim Barry Wines Clare Valley Assyrtiko 2019

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Jim Barry Wines Clare Valley Assyrtiko 2019

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Jim Barry Wines

Tasting notes - Lifted citrus blossom and lemon aromatics are accompanied by notes of honeydew melon and spice. This Assyrtiko shows great flavour concentration and a full texture, with a flinty streak of minerality. Lively and crisp with an endless finish.

 

Jim Barry Wines Clare Valley Assyrtiko 2019

A fresh, lively Assyrtiko showing great flavour
concentration of pear and grapefruit with a steely
mineral streak running through its creamy core.


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
2019 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. As a result there was very low disease pressure
and the fruit was in excellent condition.


Vineyard
The Assyrtiko vines are from clones that Peter originally imported from Gaia's
vineyard, Santorini. They were first planted in 2012 in the Lodge Hill vineyard, on the
eastern ranges of Clare where the soils are brown loam overlaying a layer of clay
and slate bedrock. Subsequently, blocks have been planted at the Florita vineyard
in Watervale in the western ranges of the Clare Valley on terra rossa soils. The Lodge
Hill block produces wines which are tight and have excellent persistence of flavour,
while the vines planted on terra rossa soils are more generous and fuller flavoured. All
the vines in the Assyrtiko blocks are planted in shallow soils over the bedrock which
makes them struggle just a little, producing intensely flavoured wines. The vines are
single cordon trained to promote even canopy growth and provide optimal shade.


Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested and meticulously sorted. The fruit was chilled to 6°C
before being destemmed and pressed. After cold settling, the juice was racked with
a portion of the light "fluffy" lees. Cool fermentation took place with selected yeasts at
temperatures of 14 to 16°C and lasted two to three weeks. A small parcel underwent
cool fermentation in aged French barrels, enhancing the texture.


Tasting Note
Lifted citrus blossom and lemon aromatics are accompanied by notes of honeydew
melon and spice. This Assyrtiko shows great flavour concentration and a full texture,
with a flinty streak of minerality. Lively and crisp with an endless finish.


Grape
Assyrtiko 100%

 

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