2023 Jim Barry Assyrtiko

The only Aussie Assyrtiko. The perfect match for your next seafood lunch.
4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews

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Description

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.


“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, Second Generation Family Winemaker.

Aroma:
The 2023 Assyrtiko is fresh and electric, with dried lemon flesh, lime juice, bay leaf, and fresh pink grapefruit juice aromas.

Palate:
The palate shows powerful fruit weight with generous fruit flavours, and a clean acid line. A very long drive with slight salinity on the finish. This could be the best Assyrtiko we’ve produced yet.

ABV: 12%

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 7 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 5 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
7 reviews
  • CO
    ChaoChoon O.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    7 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Assyrtiko that's right up there with the best from Santorini

    Zesty, refreshing, and full of flavours

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • MR
    Melissa R.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Jim Barry Assyrtiko

    I love this wine

    First tasted it in the Clare Valley at Jim Barry winery

    So happy I can find somewhere to purchase from back in Brisbane

    Thank you

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • SC
    Steve C.
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Assyrtiko

    An easy drinking light wine, great with seafood or just by itself.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • JK
    Jo K.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Summer wine

    This is such a great wine, first time I've bought it. It's fresh and light in taste, perfect for summer.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • AT
    Alexander T.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Awesome sauv Blanc alternative

    An alternative to a sauv Blanc - a very well made wine and punches way above it’s weight for the price

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Jim Barry

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.

Peter, Tom & Sam Barry - Clare Valley Jim Barry

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