Jim Barry Single Vineyard Riesling Clare Valley 2018

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Aromatic pink grapefruit, green apple, floral notes and a lift of tropical guava are held together by a loosely woven framework of zippy acidity. A wine of depth and complexity with a light, creamy texture and a lively, mineral finish.

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RRP: £21.49 (save 18%)

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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.

This Riesling was sourced from the Lodge Hill vineyard, which was purchased by Jim in 1977 as he was sure it would "produce some of the best Riesling in Clare." Situated on the eastern ranges of Clare, Lodge Hill is one of the highest vineyards in the Clare Valley, sitting at an altitude of 480 metres above sea level. Riesling suits south or east facing slopes as they are shielded from the hot northerly winds, while also receiving the cooler morning sun. The soil is brown loam over clay and slate bedrock which has free draining properties. The climate is continental with a high diurnal temperature difference, promoting the preservation of crisp natural acidity and delicate flavours. The grapes are hand-picked at the optimal ripeness to deliver a generous and opulent style.

 
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RRP £21.49
Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 12.5%
Serve with steamed fish and ginger
Awards Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines, 100 Best Winner, 2019
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Subregion Clare Valley
Grapes Riesling 100%
Dry/Sweet value 1
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian No
Vegan No
Milk Yes
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No

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