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Jim Barry Wines Shiraz Watervale Single Vineyard Clare Valley

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Jim Barry Wines Shiraz Watervale Single Vineyard Clare ValleyOpulent aromas of rich, berried fruits surround a core of classic Clare Valley spice and eucalyptus. Beautifully structured with a terrific length of...

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Jim Barry Wines Shiraz Watervale Single Vineyard Clare Valley

Opulent aromas of rich, berried fruits surround a core of classic Clare Valley spice and eucalyptus. Beautifully structured with a terrific length of vibrant fruit on the palate.

Producer Note - Certain names resonate strongly within Australian wine history and Jim Barry is one of them. It was Jim Barry's drive that helped shape South Australia's Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented it as one of Australia's premier wine regions. Jim was the first qualified winemaker in the Clare Valley, graduating with a degree in oenology from the prestigious Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1947. Founded in 1959, Jim Barry Wines is still family owned, with three generations of Roseworthy graduates. Jim's son Peter became managing director in 1985 and today Peter's children Tom, Sam and Olivia are the winemaker, commercial manager and brand ambassador respectively. Voted '2020 Winery of the Year' at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards they produce highly acclaimed and award-winning wines.

Vintage - 2016 was an early, condensed and exciting vintage. Good levels of rain fell during the winter, which built the soil's water reserves. A very dry, hot spring followed and flowering occurred early. The dry, warm weather continued throughout the ripening period and into the harvest, resulting in healthy grapes of excellent quality.

Vineyard - This single vineyard wine is sourced from the Florita vineyard in Watervale. The Shiraz block is planted on a gentle northwest facing slope where the soil is composed of a thin layer of loam over limestone. The vines are trained on a single cordon with a rod and spur to promote even canopy growth along the cordon, to provide optimal shade and to avoid crowding of fruit to reduce disease. The Clare Valley climate has a high diurnal temperature difference, which produces an elegant Shiraz.

Winemaking - The grapes were destemmed, carefully sorted and gently crushed allowing a small percentage of whole berries to pass through. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel fermenters with heading down boards, which submerged the skins in the fermenting must to gently extract colour, flavour and tannins. Pump-overs were conducted twice per day, with a rack and return each day. Fermentation lasted seven to nine days before being pressed; all the pressings were returned to the free-run wine. One third of the grapes were co-fermented with 15% of whole bunch fruit to impart complexity and an aromatic lift to the wine. Malolactic fermentation occurred in tank before the wine was racked to French oak for 12 months maturation.

Tasting Note - Opulent aromas of rich, bright red fruits are supported by a core of classic Clare Valley spice. Beautifully structured with fine savoury tannins and terrific length of vibrant fruit on the palate. Not your typical Clare Valley Shiraz!

Grape: Shiraz 100%

Winemaker: Tom Barry & Derrick Quinton

Region: South Australia Sub region: Clare Valley Country: Australia

Alcohol: 13.5%

Body Value: D (A is light, E is full bodied)

Residual Sugar: 0.5

Awards - 93 Pts, James Halliday , 2019

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: No/No

Milk/Eggs: No/Yes

Organic: No

Biodynamic: No

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Jim Barry Wines Shiraz Watervale Single Vineyard Clare Valley

£23.00 £22.17