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2021 Jim Barry Assyrtiko

Clare Valley, SA

Australia's one and only Assyrtiko. The perfect match for your next seafood lunch.

$35.00

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About

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 first planted in 2012 by Peter Barry, 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.

The Barry Family
The Barry Family
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Lifted white floral aromas and wet stone on the nose. The fruit weighted palate offers light floral, wet slate and citrus flavours with a mineral texture, and a classic lick of saline on the finish. Screaming summer drinking, the finish is clean and refreshingly long.

Blend : Assyrtiko (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Jim Barry Lodge Hill vineyard
The Jim Barry Lodge Hill vineyard
Clare Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"This Jim Barry Assyrtiko has brought the hitherto unpronouncable variety [ah-ser-teeko] to dinner tables around the country, for which we say thank you. It is perfectly poised for our climate and food, giving an array of nashi pears, green apples, briny acidity and a pleasant, sun-drenched hay vibe that most of us can only imagine. Delicious and uncomplicated. Drink it in the short term for maximum freshness." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Estimated Delivery Times for each postcode can be viewed here.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickupis available from our Sydney warehouse in Ultimo, 2007. Just select Local Pickup at checkout. We are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 02 8376 8775..

FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 02 8376 8775 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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