2022 Adelina Introspect Field Blend

Perfumed, elegant, authentic field blend, from a single organic vineyard in the Clare Valley.

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The Introspect Field Blend is an unusual blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Ugni Blanc, Roussanne and Carignan, from a now-certified organic vineyard above the winery in the Clare Valley.

The vines (originally Cabernet) were planted back in 1976, then in 2015 Col and Jen grafted them over to this mad selection of red and white Rhone varieties. They picked the lot together, fermented them together and bottled the result after a nice sleep in old oak.

It's a light but savoury red wine, with delicious bright red fruit, a hint of mint, and soft graphitey tannins. A strange yet lovely offering from this star Clare Valley producer.

94 Points
"Strawberry, cherry, white flowers, mint, orange peel, aniseed, dried herbs, apricot. It’s a riot of perfume and red fruits, it has a sappy sort of white wine acidity, but plenty of red fruits too, dusty and peppery tannin, juicy and succulent at once, a little bit of honey in the mix, bright acidity, and while it has a slightly confusing white wine vs red wine character, the overall effect is so charming and engaging. Frisky. Individual. Really good, in short."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

VINTAGE: 2022
REGION: Springfarm / Clare
VINEYARD: Adelina Block 1
GROWERS: Jennie Gardner & Col McBryde
ELEVATION: 460m
VINE AGE: 46 years
SOIL PROFILE: lean shallow grey sand on a sandstone base
ASPECT: NA
FARMING: ACO certified organic

Originally planted in 1976 to Cabernet, grafted across in 2015 to a randomised block of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Ugni blanc, Roussanne and Carignan. A true representation of a field blend.

WINEMAKING:
Hand-picked, fruit is destemmed and mildly crushed, fermentation and maceration for 7 days before being pressed to neutral French oak. Maturation time 8 months in 700l oak before bottling.

pH 3.38 | 6.41 g/l TA | NEG g/l RS | 12.5%

94 Points - "Strawberry, cherry, white flowers, mint, orange peel, aniseed, dried herbs, apricot. It’s a riot of perfume and red fruits, it has a sappy sort of white wine acidity, but plenty of red fruits too, dusty and peppery tannin, juicy and succulent at once, a little bit of honey in the mix, bright acidity, and while it has a slightly confusing white wine vs red wine character, the overall effect is so charming and engaging. Frisky. Individual. Really good, in short." - 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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