BackBack

2019 Adelina Watervale Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

Clare Valley Riesling with a dab of RS. A spot on release in 2019 from Col & Jen.

$23.00

Rated 4.9 out of 5
8 Reviews
DISPATCHED NEXT BUSINESS DAY
About

About The Wine

There are a pigeon-pair of Rieslings from the Clare Valley made by Col & Jen at Adelina.

The Watervale Riesling is traditionally a touch sweeter than the Polish Hill River. Col & Jen usually opting to leave a trace of sweetness in the finished wine for more approachability.

The 2019 release is smoking. It's drier than previous years, but the roundness and juiciness here is Clare Valley Riesling at it's mouthwatering best.

Balanced on a knife edge, this is a whip-smart Riesling release from the Adelina duo.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

BASIC VITI INFO: Mixed plantings of 2001 and 1977 on a red loamy clay over \u0003limestone site. Vines are planted \u0003E-W on a southerly aspect, at an \u0003elevation of 400m.

WINEMAKING: fruit is destemmed, crushed then\u0003pressed. Settled juice is fermented \u0003with selected yeast. Fermentation \u0003is arrested, the wine is clarified \u0003and bottled.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 11.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Col McBryde
Winemaker Col McBryde
Clare Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Ripe juicy mandarine, lime jellies, flowers and talc. It's got a glossy sheen which is cut by rapier acidity. The orange citrus flavours build through the mouth then crash through to a long and dry finish which is squeaky clean. Delicious Riesling here. - Different Drop Wine Team

95Points
The Wine Front

"Exotic spice, talc and lavender over juicy lime. It’s explosive with tight acidity, a fine chalk dust grip and texture, a tingle of ripe lemon, subtle sweetness, pulling tight and very long on the pure and mineral laced finish. It’s a beautiful thing. Tension and flavour. No harm in smashing this one now, either." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews
average rating 4.9 out of 5
Based on 8 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    7 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    1 Review
  • 3 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 2 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 1 Star
    0 Reviews
100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Taste
Rated 4 out of 5
Interest Level
Rated 4 out of 5
Value for Money
Rated 4 out of 5
8 Reviews
Reviewed by Rowan D.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Wine Knowledge Level
Enthusiast
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

The quickest delivery ever!

This wine is beautiful and very pleasing to the pallet

Loading...
Taste
Rated 5 out of 5
Interest Level
Rated 4 out of 5
Value for Money
Rated 4 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Jeremy B.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Wine Knowledge Level
Enthusiast
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great bang for buck

This is a delicious, layered, perfumed Riesling that drinks well now. It’s the Riesling you give to people who say they don’t like Riesling.

Loading...
Taste
Rated 5 out of 5
Interest Level
Rated 5 out of 5
Value for Money
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Stephen L.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Wine Knowledge Level
Enthusiast
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Favourite Riesling

In a household of Riesling fiends, this has been our favourite discovery of 2020. Delicious wine, immaculately packaged at an affordable price.

Loading...
Taste
Rated 5 out of 5
Interest Level
Rated 5 out of 5
Value for Money
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Garth W.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Wine Knowledge Level
Enthusiast
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Simply delicious

This is a cracking riesling. Delicious!

Loading...
Taste
Rated 5 out of 5
Interest Level
Rated 4 out of 5
Value for Money
Rated 4 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by B
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Wine Knowledge Level
Enthusiast
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Fantastic Riesling

Amazing value for money. Crisp, smooth and refined Clare Riesling.

Loading...
Taste
Rated 4 out of 5
Interest Level
Rated 3 out of 5
Value for Money
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

No our pricing is aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here