The Armagh Shiraz
The name of ‘Armagh’ was bestowed by the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849 and named the lush, rolling hills after their homeland.
In 1968 the vineyard was planted by Jim Barry and yields less than two tonnes per acre. The soil is sandy gravel and receives an average rainfall of 600mm per year.
The vineyard lies on a north-west facing slope which acts
as a natural sun trap, ensuring the fruit is always fully ripened when picked.
Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and
is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious premium wine regions, most famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A small area, accounting for less than 1.5% of Australia’s total wine production.
With its beautiful, rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediteranean climate, the Clare Valley carries a unique history and winemaking heritage.
An inky red with a magenta hue in the glass, this wine opens with lifted notes of violets, moschino cherries and bright, fresh purple fruits with undertones of caramel. Intense flavours of liquorice, mocha, caramel, nutmeg, cloves and blueberries are in abundance.
The palate displays concentration and tightly wound flavours, supported by powdery, fine grained tannins leading into a long savoury finish.
The length of flavour and power in this wine, whilst still showing finesse and restraint, is what sets it at the pinnacle of red winemaking at Jim Barry Wines.
Variety: 100% Shiraz
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