Jim Barry Wines The Florita Clare Valley Riesling 2017

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Jim Barry Wines The Florita Clare Valley Riesling 2017

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Jim Barry Wines

Tasting notes - A wine of immense purity and drive that is bursting with intense aromas of lemon, lime and citrus blossom. The tightly wound palate delivers laser focussed acidity and crisp lime juice at its core and shows all the hallmarks of Florita Riesling. Ideal with Snapper and Mediterranean salsa. 

Awards

Gold, Drinks Business The Global Riesling Masters, 2019

97 pts, James Halliday, 2019

17.5+ Pts, Julia Harding, 2019

Jim Barry Wines The Florita Clare Valley Riesling 2017

A textured wine of immense purity that is bursting with intense aromas of lime and hints of juniper berries. This shows all the expressive 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 ‘2020 Winery of the Year' at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards they produce highly acclaimed and award-winning wines.

Vintage

With record breaking rainfall during the early growing season, the 2017 vintage was the slowest to start for over a decade; the Riesling harvest began on the 6th March. After a wet spring and start to summer, the rain dried up and the vines had a chance to dry out. Temperatures remained mild, which enabled the Riesling to ripen with intense citrus flavours and floral aromatics, while retaining racy acidity.

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 Florita Riesling is made following the philosophy of minimal intervention, allowing the wine to reflect its distinctive and historic origins.

Tasting Note

A wine of immense purity and drive that is bursting with intense aromas of lemon, lime and citrus blossom. The tightly wound palate delivers laser focussed acidity and crisp lime juice at its core and shows all the hallmarks of Florita Riesling. Ideal with Snapper and Mediterranean salsa.

Grape

Riesling 100%

Awards

Gold, Drinks Business The Global Riesling Masters, 2019

97 pts, James Halliday, 2019

17.5+ Pts, Julia Harding, 2019

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2017
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