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Adelina Watervale Riesling

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Current Vintage: 2021

Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.

The fruit was destemmed and crushed before pressing, the free-run juice then settled, racked and fermented. The wine is pretty much bone-dry, a balance that works a treat. This is only the second time the Watervale has been fermented fairly much to dryness (traditionally the wine has had more sweetness). The last time Adelina's Watervale was this dry was in 2010, which gives an insight to just how beautifully the '21 harvest progressed. 

With its aromas of orange and lime blossom, lemon sherbet and lime zest, this explodes from the glass. It's ripe, racy and long, with perfectly integrated acidity. While it will undoubtedly age well, it's already a joy to drink.

Region

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.

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