Current Vintage: 2017
Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.
For a number of years Adelina have been working with an exciting parcel of Nebbiolo fruit from the Bowe Lees vineyard at Woodside (the inaugural 2011 release was drawn from the agreeably named Talc Hill Vineyard, located at Gumeracha). The Bowe Lees-Loveys vineyard lies 390 metres above sea level and was planted between 1998 and 2002.
The fruit was handpicked and destemmed; maceration times varied, from 40-odd days up to 82 days on skins. Post pressing, the wine was racked to large format French oak for 14 months. The earlier bottling is designed to catch as much primary charm as possible, and boy does it work; in the pantheon of Australian Nebbiolo, Adelina now sits somewhere near the top.
It did not take long for the settlers to identify the potential for winemaking in the Clare Valley - where vines were first planted in the early 1840s. The warm and hot summer South Australian days are often followed by cool teatime breezes which help with the ripening process and makes this a fantastic winemaking region (and place to visit!). Melbourne has a questionable reputation for changeable weather - but Clare Valley puts this to shame - blistering hot summer days quickly followed up with freezing 1°C wintery nights.
Whilst the region is well known for its award winning Rieslings, the warmer climate make it a prime growing region for consistently good vintages for a range of varietals (we recommend checking out some of the Cabernet and Shiraz coming out of Valley). Output from the area are as unique as its weather, a must visit.