Clare Valley

2013 The Florita Riesling Cellar Release

'Florita’ is Spanish for ‘little flower’. Located fifteen kilometres south of Clare township in the tiny village of Watervale, the famous Riesling vineyard was planted to Palamino in 1946 for making Fino Sherry, and replanted to Riesling in 1962. The birthplace of Leo Buring Watervale Riesling, Florita was where legendary winemaker John Vickery sourced his grapes for his great Watervale Rieslings of the 1960s and 1970s. The 80-acre vineyard was sold by globally-owned multi-national company, Linderman's to brother's Mark, Peter and John Barry in 1986.

First released as the 'Florita Riesling' in 2004 by Jim Barry Wines, this micro-batch Riesling is made from grapes hand-selected from individual rows. Its best fruit comes from vines planted in shallow loamy soils and the vineyard has good air-drainage which alleviates the risk of frost.

Our 2013 Florita Riesling Cellar Release showcases how 'aged Rieslings' start to evolve after 5-6 years in the bottle.

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This micro-batch, super-premium Riesling is the fruit of years of patience. We selected individual rows where the terra rossa and loam barely cover the deep limestone below from our famous 'The Florita' vineyard. .

To guarantee the freshness of these precious grapes, we carefully picked batches to precisely fill our membrane press in the chill of night and destemmed the bunches without crushing them.

This benchmark dry 2013 Riesling has matured under optimum conditions displays the complexities that fine Australian Riesling develops over time.

A wine ageing gracefully with plenty of time left.

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