Jim Barry Riesling


  • Grape : Riesling
  • Country : Australia, Clare Valley
  • Type : White
  • ABV : 12%

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Product Description

Tasting notes: Jim Barry Riesling

Jim Barry Riesling. Mouthwatering aromas of lemon, grapefruit juice, lime and white flowers 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.

Food match: 

Try with cured and smoked fish, lightly dressed shellfish, Thai fishcakes, Goats Cheese

Producer/Region :

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 He graduated 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, commercia lmanager and brand ambassador respectively. Voted ‘2020 Winery of the Year’ at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards, they produce highly acclaimed, award-winning wines.

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 to 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.