Jim Barry Wines
Riesling The Florita 2021 – Jim Barry Wines
First released in 2004 by Jim Barry Wines, the ‘Florita Riesling’ is a micro-batch Riesling made from meticulously hand-selected grapes from individual rows. Named after the Spanish term for ‘little flower,’ it is an intense and powerful wine sourced from an exceptional vintage in the Clare Valley. The aromas are dominated by stone, mineral, and white floral notes, which seamlessly transition into the enticing flavours of white peach and citrus. The palate reflects the aromatic profile with intensified floral and citrus juice flavours, culminating in a long and concentrated finish.
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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.
Riesling wine has a colorful German heritage. Today, it has emerged as one of the most collectible white wines among top connoisseurs around the world.
Tasting Riesling starts with intense aromas that rise from the glass. This aromatic wine offers primary fruit aromas of orchard fruits like nectarine, apricot, honey-crisp apple, and pear. Besides fruit, you’ll often smell things like honeycomb, jasmine, or lime peel, along with a striking aroma that smells similar to petrol or petroleum wax. On the palate, Riesling has high acidity, similar to the levels in lemonade.
Traditionally, most Riesling wines are on the sweeter end of the spectrum, in order to balance the wine’s high acidity. Nowadays, there is also a deal of dry Riesling for those who prefer a leaner-tasting wine.