Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz Clare Valley 2013

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Intense aromas of plum, cherry and dark berried fruits are complemented by black olive, spice and charry oak. The palate is restrained in its youth, but delivers depth and concentration of fruit flavour. A wine of fantastic drive and complexity, the soft, integrated tannins enhance the lengthy finish.

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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.

In 1964, Jim purchased 28 hectares of prime land from Duncan McRae Wood and planted his first vineyard with Shiraz. It was an inspired choice of both grape variety and location. The vineyard is characterised by grey sandy topsoil over a clay subsoil. The vines are trained on a single cordon to promote an even canopy and provide optimal shade. The Clare Valley has a high diurnal temperature difference, the cool nights allow the vines to produce an elegant style of Shiraz.

 
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RRP £35.99
Vintage 2013
Alcoholic strength 14%
Serve with rib-eye steak and a peppercorn sauce
Awards IWC, Gold, 2019
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Subregion Clare Valley
Grapes Shiraz 100%
Body D
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs Yes
Organic No
Biodynamic No

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