Jim Barry Watervale Riesling
Product Code: 3817
The tiny village of Watervale (population 246), nestled in South Australia’s Clare Valley, is renowned for the quality of its Riesling.”Our Watervale Riesling was picked from a special part of the Florita vineyard in Watervale. This famous Riesling vineyard usually achieves full ripeness, with high natural acid levels. Riesling was again one of the highlights of the 2013 Clare Valley vintage. The Jim Barry Riesling vintage kicked off earlier than usual, at the start of February. Some warm and then cool spells allowed for excellent flavour ripening with good natural acidity. A dry growing season with low disease pressure helped to maintain pristine fruit. This year, our winemakers had at their disposal leading edge winemaking equipment to allow optimum quality juice to be delivered. Gentle pressing and a rapid move into the fermentation allowed the natural fruit flavours to be preserved.