Singular, precise, juicy.
You're likely wondering what Assyrtiko is doing in Clare Valley, that is if you're familiar with this Greek varietal. As it tuns out, Peter Barry and his wife were vacationing on the Greek Isles in 2006 when he came across a wine that reminded him of the beloved Rieslings of his Clare Valley. He gathered cuttings, they went in mandatory quarantine (a typical step in the wine world) and vines were finally planted in 2012; 2014 marked the first vintage of Assyrtiko in Australia.
It's my first taste of this wine; an exciting sip for a wine writer and from it I got a nose of racy lime, candle wax, peach stone and crunchy white fruits. It's juicy AF with oodles of lime and snappy tree fruits. Focused and precise, it's a great bottle for a story or with crisp salads, oily fish, or runny cheeses.
Eat your Greens, Seafood/Fish, Creamy Dishes, Appetizers
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2020-04-24 13:43:04.0