2017 Adelina Nebbiolo

The limited production premium Nebbiolo from one of the last vintages from the  Bowe Lees vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.

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Adelina continue to firm themselves as one of Australia's premier Nebbiolo producers. Beautiful wines like this only enhance this reputation.

The 2017 vintage comes from the same Adelaide Hills vineyard as previous vintages, the famed Bowe-Lees vineyard in Woodside. Unfortunately, Bowe-Lees burnt down during the bushfires of 2020. This is one of the final releases from this great vineyard.

The fruit spent up to 82 days resting on skins and went to sleep in old large barrels for a year before bottling.

It's a softer, more delicate expression of Nebbiolo this year - light, breezy but with the firm, granitic tannin that is Nebbiolo's signature.

A great release of this excellent Australian Nebbiolo.

Winemaking: fruit was hand picked, destemmed and fermented with selected yeast. Between 42 and 82 days on skins. Stored in large format french oak for malo (indigenous bacteria) and maturation (14 months). 2832 bottles produced.

93 Points - "Plenty of time on skins, I think 70 days, though I forget. And old oak.Strawberry conserve, curry leaf and assorted dusty spices, a little aniseed and dried flower. It's light to medium-bodied, juicy but slightly tangy red fruits, fine dusty tannin, a quiet succulence, aniseed and floral/mint things on a bright and long finish. Different expression of Nebbiolo, but good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

Adelina

Col McBryde and Jen 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 in the vineyard - Clare Valley, SA Adelina

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