2022 Adelina Cabernet Franc

High-toned, aromatic Cabernet Franc from one of the Clare Valley's first certified organic vineyards.

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This is Adelina's beautiful Cab Franc release from the now organic-certified Smith vineyard in the Polish Hill River sub-region. Fruit was all destemmed, with just a few days spent on skins, then spent eight months maturing in old French barriques.

Satiny mid-weight Clare Valley red, replete with cherry and strawberry aromatic, and a pure, clean-living palate.

It's fresh, with delicious, red-berry juiciness and a herbal, peppery backbone. Joyous wine.

94 points
"Raspberry, redcurrant, blackcurrant, some paprika, dried roses and mint. It’s medium-bodied, all the juicy small berried red fruits, fine dusty and slightly gravelly tannin, cranberry acidity, a cusp-of-ripeness yet varietal quality here, which gives it the slightly tense/edgy feel that’s so good about wines made from this grape, and a volcanic rocks and sappy finish of fine length. Mulberry with the stalks, some chew and excellent energy. It’s a bony wine of character and individual personality. Very good."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

VINTAGE: 2022
REGION: Polish Hill River / Clare
VINEYARD: House Block
GROWER: Brodie Smith
ELEVATION: 460m
VINE AGE: 23 years
SOIL PROFILE: grey brown loam on shale and sandy limestone
ASPECT: slight westerly face
FARMING: NASAA certified organic

WINEMAKING:
Fruit was destemmed and crushed. Fermented cool on skins for 14 days in concrete before pressing. Pressed and racked once post malolactic fermentation, 7 months in neutral French 700l barrels.

pH 3.60 | 5.37 g/l TA | NEG g/l RS | 14.0%

94 points - "Raspberry, redcurrant, blackcurrant, some paprika, dried roses and mint. It’s medium-bodied, all the juicy small berried red fruits, fine dusty and slightly gravelly tannin, cranberry acidity, a cusp-of-ripeness yet varietal quality here, which gives it the slightly tense/edgy feel that’s so good about wines made from this grape, and a volcanic rocks and sappy finish of fine length. Mulberry with the stalks, some chew and excellent energy. It’s a bony wine of character and individual personality. Very good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Adelina

Adelina Wines, established by Jennie Gardner and Col McBryde, is situated in the Springfarm Valley of Clare Valley. With vineyards dating back to 1910, the estate includes Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Malbec, and a unique field blend. Col and Jennie, both PhDs in microbiology, have transformed the vineyard with organic farming methods, achieving certification in 2020.

Their wines are known for delicacy, purity, and terroir expression, featuring old vine Shiraz and Mataro, exceptional Nebbiolo, and vibrant Rieslings. The 80-year-old Grenache vines produce fine-boned, high-toned wines, while the Shiraz showcases bold flavors and impressive tannins.

Sustainability is central to their approach, with minimal water use, manual weeding, and maintaining native scrub. They are also pursuing carbon-neutral certification. Adelina Wines embodies quality and innovation, offering wines that reflect their unique terroir and sustainable practices.

Col McBryde in the vineyard - Clare Valley, SA Adelina

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