Jim Barry Wines The Florita Clare Valley Riesling 2018

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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. 

Jim Barry Wines The Florita Clare Valley Riesling 2018

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.


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%

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