2017 Adelina Shiraz Mataro

Clare Valley, SA

One of our most popular red wines - modern Clare Valley at its best!

$27.00

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About

About The Wine

The Adelina Shiraz Mataro showcases the exquisite old vine Clare Valley fruit that Jen Gardner and Col McBryde have at their disposal.

Over half of the fruit in the 2017 release is sourced from vineyards 100+ years old, these are some of the Clare Valley's most precious and respected vineyards.

The wine itself is treated with the typical Adelina care: wild ferments, gentle handling, and this year a portion fermented in concrete. This vintage is a little lighter on its feet than the heroic 2016, a more restrained and elegant representation of old-vine Clare Valley fruit.

As a complete package, this is remarkable value and one of the best pound-for-pound reds in the Clare Valley.

About Adelina

Col McBryde and Jennie Gardner are Adelina. A pair of smart cookies, each rocking a PhD in microbiology and between them some pretty serious winemaking chops. Together, they have formed one of the Clare Valley's most exciting wineries.

From what was a small operation that began in 2002, slowly but surely the Adelina brand has been picking up steam.

There is a delicacy and purity inherent in every wine they produce. From opulent old vine Shiraz and Mataro, to one of the country's most excellent Nebbiolo and a set of scintillating Rieslings, there is a sense of class and refinement to the whole project.

These meticulously crafted, beautifully presented wines are just a joy to drink.

Col McBryde amongst the vines
Col McBryde amongst the vines
Clare Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Lighter than last year, showing smoked meat, raspberry, sweet earth and savoury slity tannins. More of a 'Syrah' style, than ball-busting Aussie Shiraz. Juicy and smooth with tart red fruit through the finish. Lovely wine. - Different Drop Wine Team

95Points
Jamessuckling.com

"An expressive and modern young blend, delivering aromas of spicy red and dark plums, blueberries and dark cherries. Gently meaty notes and attractive oak influence, too. The palate has a ripe and sweet core of fleshy fruit flavors, as well as a smooth, stony tannin texture. Terrific focus, which is the Adelina hallmark." - Nick Stock (jamessuckling.com)

94Points
The Wine Front

"Sweet red cherry, rose petal scents, raspberry, dried cranberry. The gist, red fruits, lots of them. There’s spice, salty liquorice and brambly-herbal things too. Medium weight in the palate, hemmed with powdery, shapely, pumice-stone-like tannins – architecture is great, the feel great, the drinking experience ultra-satsifying. The pool of fine amaro-Campari like coolness-herbiness-sour red fruits to close, the clincher. Yum. Such a lovely, sophisticated wine for the bucks." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

BASIC VITI INFO: 

Predominantly from vines planted between 1910’s and 1930’s. Typically red sandy sites on clay base, slate and limestone predominate as well. Elevation varies between 430-460m. All within a close proximity of the Adelina Estate vineyard.

WINEMAKING: 

fruit was hand picked, destemmed and fermented with selected yeast. Maceration times varied between 20 and 55 days on skins. Post pressing the wine was racked to large format french oak (35%) and concrete tank (65%) for malo (indigenous bacteria) and maturation. 6,168 bottles produced.

Blend : Shiraz (65%), Mataro (35%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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