Riesling Watervale Jim Barry 2023

£14.00

Riesling Watervale Jim Barry 2023

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.

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Riesling Watervale Jim Barry 2023

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.

The Watervale Riesling grapes come from a special part of the famed Florita vineyard in Watervale, in the Clare Valley. The Mediterranean climate has a high diurnal temperature difference; the cool nights lead to the preservation of crisp natural acidity and delicate flavours. The vines are planted on south or east-facing slopes, which are best suited to Riesling as they are shielded from the hot northerly summer winds, instead they receive the cooler morning sun. The vines are trained on a single cordon with two bud spurs to promote even canopy growth, encourage shade and avoid crowding of fruit to reduce risk of disease. The foliage is managed with a partial VSP to maximise shade on the northern and western sides of the rows and allow air and dappled sunlight in on the south and eastern sides. Irrigation encourages even ripening and under-vine mulching inhibits weed competition and preserves soil moisture.

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 – 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 non-intrusively, to allow the Riesling to reflect its origins.

Country: Australia

Region: South Australia

Subregion: Clare Valley

Grapes: Riesling 100%

Vintage: 2023

Alcoholic strength: 12%

Food Pairing: Serve with steamed fish and ginger

Dry/Sweet value 1

Contains sulphites Yes

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