Jim Barry is a legendary Clare Valley identity. Jim Barry’s philosophy of winemaking is very simple: own the vineyards to develop the best fruit flavours and retain these flavours during winemaking. The rich, full bodied Jim Barry wines distinctly embody this simple winemaking philosophy.
Vineyards were first established in the mid 1800s. Some of the early winery names, Wendouree, Knappstein and Quelltaler are still in the region. Nowadays there is a mix of very large companies and a significant number of boutique wineries. The climate is regarded as warm, but there are variations due to altitude. The main wine styles: White – Riesling, Semillon, Chardonnay; Red – Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wine in the glass is bright straw yellow with green tints. Lifted floral, pineapple and guava aromas are mixed with a strong presence of petrichor (smell of rain hitting dry earth). This is complemented by notes of honeydew melon and brown lime. The wine has a strong presence on the palate with an intense acid backbone and flavours of fresh papaya, yellow peach, cumpuat and feijoa.
£14.99 a bottle
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