Fit for purpose and very good.
About The Wine
The one and only Assyrtiko in Australia is currently is being produced by the iconic Barry family Clare Valley.
This crisp white variety, native to the island of Santorini, was imported by Peter Barry in 2006 and is now finally in full production.
It's a crunchy, stony and minerally wine that is produced from these grapes. Peter Barry had a gut feeling it would have potential in the Clare Valley. A few vintages in and that instinct is proving right.
If you want to check out one of the new kids on the block for varieties in Aus, this release will not disappoint.
About Jim Barry Wines
Jim Barry Wines is a family affair in the Clare Valley.
Founded by one of SA's most influential wine figures, this producer has been one of the most acclaimed in the region since it began in 1974.
They focus primarily on traditional Clare Valley varieties, with a myriad of laser-sharp Rieslings, powerful Shiraz and intense Cabernet blends making up the foundations of the range. With a sprawling range including everything from super-premium to top value, they are considered a cornerstone of the Clare with classic wines that develop beautifully in the cellar given time.
Now, with the third generation of Barrys - Sam, Tom and Olivia - now in charge of the winemaking, marketing and business development, there is a new energy about the brand and there are plenty of exciting new things on the horizon.