As third generation of the winemaking Barry family we now hold the keys to this boutique winery. With access to wonderful fruit and the kind advice of the district’s great winemakers, it’s chance to show our mettle and skills.
clos Clare is the label of Sam and Tom Barry, grandsons of Clare Valley legend Jim Barry. The family has decades of experience under its belt making some of the region’s greatest reds—and also being at the forefront with Clare’s signature white grape: Riesling. The Riesling is grown on a small section of the Florita vineyard, one of Australia's most celebrated Riesling sites. The brothers also make delightful single-vineyard expressions of Clare Valley Shiraz and Grenache - both underrated bargains.
Vintage: 2018 Varietal: Grenache Appellation: Clare Valley, SA Alcohol: 14%
Today, this incomparable wine is made by Sam Barry (Jim Barry’s grandson) and it is all about excitement – from the tender yet racy nose to the pellucid, glassy palate and beyond to a breakneck, high-drama finish. I have followed this wine for just short of twenty years and it has never failed to move me.