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2016 Adelina Shiraz Mataro

Clare Valley, SA

Old vine Clare Valley Shiraz Mataro. Sublime drinking and excellent value.

$27.00

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Here's a wine!

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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 2016 release is sourced from vineyards 100+ years old. The Mataro component is grown on the famous Wendouree vineyard. It's treated with the typical Adelina care: wild ferments, gentle handling, and this year a portion fermented in concrete.

As a complete package, this is remarkable value and one of the best pound-for-pound reds in the Clare Valley. It's deeply fruited, muscular yet energetic. Gary Walsh awarded it a cracking 95 points and labelled it a "Wonderful wine."

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Wonderful wine. Boysenberry, hazelnuts, charcuterie and charred sticks, chocolate and spice, and no doubt many other things. Medium bodied, assertive but beautiful crushed rock tannin, cool ‘minerally’ acidity, a spray of dried herb perfume through vivacious purple and blue fruits. Finish is chompy, tasty and long. Here’s a wine!" - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Viticulture

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 400-460m. 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 16 and 30 days on skins. Post pressing the wine was racked to large format french oak and concrete tank for malo (indigenous bacteria) and maturation. 4,950 bottles produced.

Blend : Shiraz (70%), Mataro (30%)
ABV : 14.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 412 dozen

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