Current Vintage: 2021
Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.
Adelina's Polish Hill River Riesling is drawn from Lyn and Robert Jaeschke's Hill River Estate, planted in 2000 at 460 metres above sea level on grey-brown loam over shale and sandy limestone.
The winemakers preference is always to pick the fruit relatively early to retain acidity but also avoid TDN, the compound responsible for giving the kerosene character sometimes found in Rieslings where the grapes have been exposed to excess sun.
Subtle kaffir lime, jasmine and saline notes build as this sits in the glass and there is palpable intensity to the fruit on the long, dazzling finish. This is a classic in the making and, while it can be enjoyed now with sashimi or grilled whiting, there is a feeling it will evolve and become more complex over the next ten, if not twenty, years. Do we need to mention the value on offer?
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.