Jim Barry Wines, Watervale Riesling 2023
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A big Riesling from one of the most notable producers down under! The 2023 Watervale screams mouthwatering aromas of lemon, grapefruit juice, lime and white flowers which combine with a lick of mineral, wet slate. Refreshing and intense, the generosity of flavour shows all the hallmarks of Watervale Riesling, perfectly balanced by zesty acidity. The grapes were harvested in the cool of the night, to minimise oxidation, phenolic extraction and preserve the flavours in the juice. The fruit was immediately pressed without any skin contact and settled for 24 - 48 hours. The juice was racked off its solids and a cool fermentation took place at 14 - 16°C with selected yeasts, lasting for two to three weeks. Vinified unintrusively, to allow the Riesling to reflect its origins.
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
Producer: Jim Barry Wines
Region: Clare Valley, Australia