By Amy Looker

Jim Barry Wines has relaunched its classic Lavender Hill Sweet Riesling with a contemporary new look and flavour profile.

To stay in-step with changing trends that has seen dry Riesling surge in popularity, the 2010 Jim Barry Wines Lavender Hill Sweet Riesling has had its residual sugar reduced significantly and also sports a new clear bottle and label.

“Previously, our Lavender Hill carried nearly 35 grams per litre of residual sweetness,” said the Clare Valley family company’s managing director Peter Barry.

“It was very popular but more recently we’ve noticed that drinkers are looking for something that’s not quite as sweet and shows more of the zippy raciness that our dry Riesling styles are so famous for.

“In this wine we’ve reduced the residual sweetness to 22 grams per litre, and also reduced the pH from about 3.3 to 3.0 – which has provided quite a significant boost to the wine’s aroma and its freshness on the palate.”

Barry also said that the new bottle and label were a better reflection of the quality of the Lavender Hill Riesling.

“We recognised that our previous bottle and label design did not do justice to the quality of the wine. The new clear bottle displays the true colour of the wine – a pale straw yellow with hints of green – and the label is a modern interpretation of the native strand of lavender on our property that inspired the name Lavender Hill.”

Jim Barry Wines launched the 2010 Lavender Hill Sweet Riesling at an exclusive lunch at Sydney’s Spice Temple on Friday (March 25), which saw guests enjoy 12 unique courses created to match the Jim Barry Wines Riesling portfolio.

The 2010 Jim Barry Wines Lavender Hill Sweet Riesling has an RRP of $14.95.


The Shout Team

The leading online news service for Australia's beer, wine, spirits and hospitality industries.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *