2021 Jim Barry Assyrtiko
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2021 Jim Barry Assyrtiko

Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$29. 99 Bottle
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
ABV: 12%
Closure: Stelvin

Jim Barry’s love affair with the Assyrtiko began in 2006 whilst on holiday on the Greek Island of Santorini, the birthplace of the variety. Its crisp acidity reminded him of Clare Valley Riesling yet it had a unique flavour profile that he had not experienced before. Intrigued, he began the process of importing cuttings and by 2012 had planted Australia’s first Assyrtiko vineyard.
Brilliant water like colour with a very faint tinge of green to the edges. Intense pear, lime and green apple scents drift from the glass followed by fresh herb and slatey mineral notes. Zingy lime and green apple fruits infused with fresh herbs are underpinned by crunchy acidity. Some distinct flinty mineral elements lingering on the back half. Finishes dry, taut and crisp with a long, racy saline infused aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
Alc. 12%