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2018 Jim Barry Assyrtiko

2018 Jim Barry Assyrtiko

The gift that keeps on giving. Jim Barry's take on the famed grape variety from Santorini in the Greek Isles has fast become one of the biggest selling alternative wines at My Wine Guy, and for good reason too.

Originally planted in the Clare in 2012, the Assyrtiko holds court with the regions great Riesling wines, with notes of Meyer lemon, melon and a saline/mineral twang. Epic stuff, we just can't keep it in stock long enough.

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Cellar to 2028
Clare Valley
2018
750ml
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$29.99
Cellar to 2028
Clare Valley
2018
750ml
THE BRIEF
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Certain names resonate strongly within the halls of Australian wine history. Jim Barry is one such name. It was Jim Barry's drive and community spirit that helped shape South Australia's Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented its place as one of Australia's premier wine regions.

    This fairly new venture from Jim Barry has become a beacon for alternative varietals in Australia. With similarities to Clare Valley Riesling, with its notes of lemon, melon and saline, the wine has found a new home in South Australia.

    'I first tasted Assyrtiko in August 2006 while on holiday with my wife Sue on the Greek island of Santorini, birthplace of the Assyrtiko grape variety. The crisp, acidic qualities reminded me of our Clare Valley Rieslings and yet it was a flavour I had not experienced before. Intrigued with this newfound variety, I began the process of importing cuttings into Australia through quarantine. In August 2012 we planted Australia's first Assyrtiko at our Lodge Hill Vineyard, a special and unique site treasured by my family and suited to this variety. Our Assyrtiko journey has been fascinating and has enabled us to produce a wine which, I believe, is a true expression of the variety. I hope you find the flavours as interesting as I did in 2006.'
    Peter Barry, Third Generation Family Winemaker

  • “I first tasted Assyrtiko in August 2006 while on holiday with my wife Sue on the Greek island of Santorini, birthplace of the Assyrtiko grape variety. The crisp, acidic qualities reminded me of our Clare Valley Rieslings and yet it was a flavour I had not experienced before. Intrigued with this newfound variety, I began the process of importing cuttings into Australia through quarantine. In August 2012 we planted Australia’s first Assyrtiko at our Lodge Hill Vineyard, a special and unique site treasured by my family and suited to this variety. Our Assyrtiko journey has been fascinating and has enabled us to produce a wine which, I believe, is a true expression of the variety. I hope you find the flavours as interesting as I did in 2006.” Peter Barry, Third Generation Family Winemaker.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    This wine is a vibrant pale straw colour in the glass. Opens with lifted floral aromatics, followed by notes of pear and lime. Great concentration of flavour to open, with stone like minerality running the length of the palate. A refreshing line of acidity gives the wine a lively feel, finishing with a fine chalky texture. Super refreshing, the perfect match for fresh Australian seafood.

  • Jim Barry Wines is a family winery based in the Clare Valley of South Australia. The company was founded in 1959 by Jim and Nancy Barry. The company is now owned and managed by Peter Barry, a second generation family winemaker. Jim Barry Wines is home to some of Australia’s favourite wines such as The Armagh, The McRae Wood, The Benbournie, First Eleven, Pb, The Cover Drive, The Lodge Hill Shiraz, The Barry Brothers, The Florita, The Lodge Hill Riesling and Watervale Riesling.