Jim Barry Wines Riesling The Florita Clare Valley Magnum 2017

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Jim Barry Wines Riesling The Florita Clare Valley Magnum 2017

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 150cl

Producer - Jim Barry Wines

Tasting notes - A wine of immense purity and drive that is bursting with intense aromas of rose water, lime and hints of freshly cut Nashi pear. The tightly wound palate delivers laser focussed acidity and crisp lime juice at its core and shows all the hallmarks of a youthful but restrained Florita Riesling. Pure with a long, citrus finish. 

Awards 93 Pts, Robert Parker, 2015

Matthew Jukes Best 100, 2017

Jim Barry Wines Riesling The Florita Clare Valley Magnum 2017

A wine of immense purity that is bursting with intense aromas of rose water, lime and hints of Nashi pear. This shows all the hallmarks of a Florita Riesling.

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 ‘Winery of the Year’ by Matthew Jukes they produce highly acclaimed and award-winning wines.

Vintage

2014 marked the 55th vintage at Jim Barry Wines. The vintage started in haste after a week of temperatures exceeding 40°C in early February. During the hot periods careful monitoring of the vine’s water supply ensured the canopy stayed intact. In 2014, the volumes were slightly reduced, but the quality was high.

Vineyard

The famed Florita Vineyard is synonymous with the classic grape variety and was planted with Riesling grapes by Leo Buring in 1962. In 1986, the Barry family acquired the 32 hectare property. Florita' is Spanish for 'little flower' and the first release of this micro-batch of premium Riesling was in 2004; it was the fruit of years of patience. Individual rows are selected where the terra rossa and loam soils barely cover the deep limestone below and the vines deliver a wonderful elegance. The Clare Valley climate is continental, with a high diurnal temperature difference. The cool nights allow the Riesling vines to preserve the crisp natural acidity and delicate flavours.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-harvested in the cool of the night and meticulously sorted to remove any damaged or sunburnt fruit. The fruit was chilled to 6°C before being destemmed and pressed. After cold settling, the juice was racked off of its solids. Cool fermentation took place with selected yeasts at temperatures of 14 to 16°C and lasted for two to three weeks. The Jim Barry Riesling wine is made following the philosophy of minimal intervention, allowing the wine to reflect its distinctive origins.

Tasting Note

A wine of immense purity and drive that is bursting with intense aromas of rose water, lime and hints of freshly cut Nashi pear. The tightly wound palate delivers laser focussed acidity and crisp lime juice at its core and shows all the hallmarks of a youthful but restrained Florita Riesling. Pure with a long, citrus finish.

Serving Suggestion

Ideal with Snapper and Mediterranean salsa.

Grape

Riesling 100%

Awards 93 Pts, Robert Parker, 2015

Matthew Jukes Best 100, 2017

 

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