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Jim Barry Assyrtiko 2019

94 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY! 

 

"Hand-picked, destemmed, 90% cool-fermented in stainless steel, 10% in barrel. Very intelligent winemaking invests the wine with firm acidity creating texture and structure. Clingstone peach fruit demands to be appreciated as it wraps itself around the lemon curd acidity."James Halliday

 

 

"Assyrtiko perhaps a little under-sung as a grape variety, not least if you happen to be by the seaside (and I do like to be beside the seaside) scoffing a plate of char-grilled calamari, or similar.

 

Brine and green herbs, ripe lemon and green pear. It’s powdery and fresh, distinct brine and perfume, good crunch and freshness, a slight but pleasant bitterness, and a cool dry finish. Fit for purpose and very good." - Gary Walsh, Wine Front

 

"First released in 2016, our Assyrtiko has the distinct flavours and provides a true expression of terroir in a similar way to the family's site-specific Rieslings. While the soil and climate of the Clare Valley have imparted their own characteristics, it has remained true to the ideals of Santorini, producing a fresh, crisp, and dry wine with saline characters." - Jim Barry

 

 

Country:
Australia
Region:
SA- Clare Valley
Type:
Wine White
Variety:
Wine White - Other
Vintage:
2019
Size:
750mL
Price Category:
$ 25-50

$30.00