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2016 Adelina Estate Grenache

Clare Valley, SA

Simply superb Grenache from a star producer - modern and classic all at once.

$37.00

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A superb example of grenache at the apex. Wonderful drinking.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Adelina are kicking some serious goals as of late. Their stylish packaging, the amazing old vine fruit they utilise, the 'house style' of the wines, all coming up trumps for this Clare Valley duo.

Their Grenache fits squarely in the 'new wave' of Grenache sweeping the Australian wine industry. This is a finer boned, more delicate and complex style of Grenache. The fruit from Block 2 on this stunning 80+-year-old vineyard on their estate is left on skins for 50 days in concrete vats prior to pressing to neutral barrels. This extracts maximum character from the fruit in its purest form. Freshness and age worthiness reign supreme here.

As Mike Bennie described it in his cracking 95 point review as "A superb example of grenache at the apex. Wonderful drinking.". We love this style of Grenache, it is the future of the variety in this country and this one is mixing it with the best.

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.

About Grenache

Grenache is the great sleeping giant of Australian red wine. We are the custodians of the oldest producing Grenache vines in the world, some ancient vineyards planted as far back as the 1850's. Modern Australian Grenache is a different beast to the wines of yesteryear, they are more youthful and vibrant, showing bright red fruit characters, silky tannins and a delicious array of spices.

With the viticultural resources we have at our disposal in this country, Australia can be one of the world's leading producers of this variety, making wines that easily rival the best of Europe.

Col McBryde out for a stroll
Col McBryde out for a stroll
Clare Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"This is seriously good. Pinot lovers will like the lithe frame of the wine, nebbiolo fanciers will go for the tannin here. It’s pungent in cranberry, rose water, raspberry jelly and a flourish of briar/dried herbs. Just under medium weight, the wine pools in the palate with clear, bright berry-soft jammy fruit flavours, ribbons of al dente tannins, amaro-like acidity. Long, detailed, delicious. A superb example of grenache at the apex. Wonderful drinking." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Viticulture & Winemaking

A 2 acre block of 80 year old vines planted on a grey sandy loam. WINEMAKING: hand-picked, fruit is detemmed and mildly crushed, fermentation and maceration occurs over 50 days and the wine is pressed to large format french oak for malo and maturation (10 months). 2,052 bottles produced.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 13.9%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Col McBryde sitting pretty with his latest releases
Col McBryde sitting pretty with his latest releases
A shed, somewhere
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