Jim Barry 'The Florita' Riesling 2008 75cl

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Country Australia
Region Clare Valley
Brand Jim Barry
Grape Variety Riesling
Size 75cl
ABV 11.5%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2008
Maturity Drink now and up to 2017
Food Match Almost all Asian (Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian) dishes; especially those with chicken and seafood. Also good with marinated Barbecued chicken and Cheese (especially asiago, cheddar, gorgonzola, gouda, gruyère)
Style Medium to full
Brilliant pale straw colour with watery hue. The nose displays scents of lemon, lime and toast followed by some steely mineral notes. The palate is in a transition stage of development exhibiting flavours of lemon and lime with a light toast overlay and a steely back palate. Clean crisp acidity. Dry finish with aftertaste of lemon, toast and steely mineral.
Country Of Origin: Australia

Jim Barry Wines is a family winery based in the Clare Valley of South Australia. The Clare Valley was settled in the 1950's by Irish, English, Polish and German immigrants. These first settlers planted vines which flourished, with the Clare Valley gaining a reputation for producing the finest wines. In 1959 Jim and Nancy purchased their first property and vineyards on the northern outskirts of Clare, founding Jim Barry Wines. The property was part of the original estate of Edward Burton Gleeson, founder of Clare, and known as Burton Cottage.

The story of Riesling in Australia is as old as the wine industry itself. Aficionados will remember the legendary dry white hock style wines from the 1960's and 1970's.

The greatest Rieslings of that era came from the revered Florita vineyard a seventy five acre block established one mile south of the Watervale township near Clare in the early 1960's. Jim Barry's sons purchased The Florita vineyard in 1986. Leo Buring first registered The Florita trademark in 1946, and Mark, Peter and John were forced to wait, somewhat anxiously, until finally procuring it in 2004. Certain names resonate strongly within the halls of Australian wine history and Jim Barry Wines is one of those names. It was Jim Barry's drive and community spirit that helped shape South Australia's Clare Valley as a benchmark in the world of Riesling and cemented its place as one of Australia's premier wine regions.

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.

Country Of Origin: Australia

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