A handmade wine that shows poise, elegance and character, the nose displayings 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.
Run by Tom and Sam Barry, grandsons of Clare Valley pioneer Jim Barry, Clos Clare is a tiny two-hectare estate famed for its dry Rieslings. The vineyard in the Clare Valley sub-region of Watervale is 70 years old, although the Riesling vines were replanted 30 years ago on a mixture of limestone and red clay soil with some slate deposits in the centre of the vineyard. Winemakers Tom and Sam Barry both have experience at Jim Barry Wines, and also further afield in Germany, Austria and Italy.