Place: Watervale - Clare Valley, SA
This was Tom and Sam Barry's ninth vintage from clos Clare's Riesling patch, adjoining the historic 'Florita' vineyard in Watervale. The 46-year-old dry-grown vines were hand-harvested on the 21st of Februrary and taken to The Wilson Vineyard at Polish Hill River, where they were chilled for 24 hours prior to whole bunch pressing and vinification.
The nose displays aromas of Granny Smith apples, lemon thyme and mandarin. The palate has finesse, generosity and structure, with flavours of finger lime, blood orange and star fruit.