Current Vintage: 2019
Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.
Adelina's blend of Shiraz (85%) and Mataro (15%) was all grown in the Springfarm sub-area of the Clare Valley, an undeniably sweet-spot terroir for Shiraz. The Mataro and a portion of the Shiraz fruit comes from a famed, trademarked vineyard (beginning with 'A'), and the remainder is Adelina Estate fruit.
All the fruit was hand-picked and de-stemmed into Col McBryde's unlined Italian concrete vats. Maceration times were between 14 and 27 days. Some 45% of the wine was aged in concrete with the remainder going into large-format, principally seasoned oak.
Like the previous release of this wine, this is a ridiculous bargain. It's a savoury, spicy red with dark cherry, crushed poppyseed, blackcurrant, nettle and meat pan juices. Cool, punchy and with plenty of fine, powdery tannins--it's a crazy value for those who love intense, savoury reds.
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.