2023 Jim Barry Assyrtiko
The Collective Review
"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
- Producer: Jim Barry
- Varietal: Assyrtiko
- Region: Clare Valley
- Alcohol: 12.0%
- Net volume: 750ml
- Vintage: 2023
Style GuideDry Sweet
The 2023 Assyrtiko is fresh and electric, with dried lemon flesh, lime juice, bay leaf, and fresh pink grapefruit juice aromas. Palate The palate shows powerful fruit weight with generous fruit flavours, and a clean acid line. A very long drive with slight salinity on the finish. This could be the best Assyrtiko we’ve produced yet.
“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, Second Generation Family Winemaker.
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