Jim Barry Assyrtiko 2023 - Clare Valley
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
Clear, palest straw colour in the glass. The wine opens with citrus rind, lemon blossom and a lick of wet slate on the nose. This wine has a sense of purpose in its line. Clean mineral, white floral and nice texture through the mid and back with the classic saline edge to finish. Screaming summer drinking, the finish is clean and refreshingly long.
The Greek Assyrtiko’s from the volcanic Island of Santorini are stunning and renowned for their minerality and salty sea-spray characters - but they are also very expensive. Winemaker Peter Barry has done an excellent job with this Australian Clare Valley version retaining much of the clarity and striking freshness of the Greek examples, but without the high price tag. This is a gorgeous wine which makes us want to reach for some grilled sardines or charred octopus. Just wonderful… CR
The late Jim Barry was a pioneer of Australian table wine, graduating with the 17th diploma in winemaking in Australia. He went on to become the first qualified winemaker to work in the Clare Valley of South Australia and with his wife, Nancy, built a successful wine business, which has produced trophy-winning wines since its establishment in 1959. Today, the custodian of Jim Barry Wines is their second son Peter, who joined the family winery in 1977 and now works along side his own sons, Tom and Sam.
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