2018 Jim Barry Assyrtiko

2018 Jim Barry Assyrtiko

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"Neutral and built on lemon citrus fruit with lots of acidity to finish. Long."

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Sabine Duval

"Neutral and built on lemon citrus fruit with lots of acidity to finish. Long."

Sabine Duval

RRP: $35.00 per bottle14% OFF

$29.99

(buy 6 or more)

$31.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $8.00 with More info
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Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
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Winery Direct: Dispatched in 3-5 days

Australia's first (and for the moment, only) Assyrtiko hit the ground running and has kicked on from there.
 
Crisp and very lively, this unoaked white wine has a real sparkling freshness to it, while still proudly Clare Valleyian. The vines are even trained in the classic kouloura method of basket-style bush vines.

Expert Reviews

94 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionGarrique bush and flowers bouquet; the vines have grown another dimension, as has the flavour intensity, which is almost shocking - sour lemon, fresh-cut herbs, red apple.
93 Points - Huon HookePale-ish colour, with a fresh apple aroma, bright and clean if just a touch straightforward. The wine comes into its own in the mouth; it’s fresh and vibrant, crisp and crunchy, with concentrated flavour of fresh apples again, and there's a peppery, almost volcanic powdery or dusty note on the nose, which is undoubtedly varietal. The finish is clean, refreshing and long. A delicious and impressive wine.
91 Points - Gary Walsh - The Wine FrontSea spray (or samphire), lemon, subtle sort of lavender and thyme thing happening here, maybe. It’s light, crunchy and vivacious, tang and ‘classic dry white’ thing happening, powdery texture and a zippy lemon finish. Very nice. Easy to slot away.

Tech stuff

Assyrtiko
Jim Barry
Clare Valley
2018
750ml
12.5%
Cellar to 2028

How's it taste?

This wine is a vibrant pale straw colour in the glass. Opens with lifted floral aromatics, followed by notes of pear and lime. Great concentration of flavour to open, with stone like minerality running the length of the palate. A refreshing line of acidity gives the wine a lively feel, finishing with a fine chalky texture. Super refreshing, the perfect match for fresh Australian seafood.

How was it made?

“I first tasted Assyrtiko in August 2006 while on holiday with my wife Sue on the Greek island of Santorini, birthplace of the Assyrtiko grape variety. The crisp, acidic qualities reminded me of our Clare Valley Rieslings and yet it was a flavour I had not experienced before. Intrigued with this newfound variety, I began the process of importing cuttings into Australia through quarantine. In August 2012 we planted Australia’s first Assyrtiko at our Lodge Hill Vineyard, a special and unique site treasured by my family and suited to this variety. Our Assyrtiko journey has been fascinating and has enabled us to produce a wine which, I believe, is a true expression of the variety. I hope you find the flavours as interesting as I did in 2006.” Peter Barry, Third Generation Family Winemaker.

Who made it?

Jim Barry Wines is a family winery based in the Clare Valley of South Australia. The company was founded in 1959 by Jim and Nancy Barry. The company is now owned and managed by Peter Barry, a second generation family winemaker. Jim Barry Wines is home to some of Australia’s favourite wines such as The Armagh, The McRae Wood, The Benbournie, First Eleven, Pb, The Cover Drive, The Lodge Hill Shiraz, The Barry Brothers, The Florita, The Lodge Hill Riesling and Watervale Riesling.

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