2023 Adelina Watervale Riesling

Pure, slatey Clare Valley Riesling from Col & Jen at Adelina, fermented almost dry.
4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
13 Reviews

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

The Watervale Riesling is usually a touch sweeter than the Polish Hill River but in recent vintages it has been fermented through to almost dryness. It is showing a little more bright and vivacious in its youth (it is normally more closed than the PHR) with pristine citrus and slate characters.

Balanced on a knife edge, this is a whip-smart Riesling release from the Adelina duo. Year after year, one of our favourite, great-value Riesling producers.

94 points
"Love the feel of this wine, and its subtle, almost white vermouth with a green olive seasoning. Terrific."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

VINTAGE: 2023
REGION: Watervale / Clare
VINEYARD: Kloock
GROWER: Dean Kloock
ELEVATION: 420m
VINE AGE: 27 years
SOIL PROFILE: light brown loam over limestone
ASPECT: mild easterly aspect.
FARMING: conventional

WINEMAKING:
Fruit is destemmed, crushed then pressed. Settled juice is fermented with selected yeast until dry. The wine is then clarified and bottled.

pH 3.03 | 7.78 g/l TA | 1.2 g/l RS | 11.2%

94 - "The old labels are gone (and I loved them too, though I don’t mind the new ones either), and I know Col McBryde expects to get shouted at for the change, though, perhaps, there are better things we could be venting spleen over? The price remains the same, anyway. This comes from a block planted in the early 90s, and gets four months on gross lees.

Green apple, lime, aniseed, a distinct chalkiness, with a dusting of spice and perfume. The texture is excellent, definitely stony and chalky, but also with a saline/savoury character too, a little lemon peel and quinine on a tight and chalky finish of excellent length. Love the feel of this wine, and its subtle, almost white vermouth with a green olive seasoning. Terrific." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 13 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 10 Total 4 star reviews: 3 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
13 reviews
  • KS
    Kate S.
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    8 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Crisp and enjoyable

    Nice drop to drink now for those who enjoy a dry Riesling. Appealing lime and floral aromas. Taste features lots of of lemon with just a hint of residual sweetness behind a powerful acidity, with the classic chalky texture of the region. Pretty packaging. Very drinkable.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Sharon D.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Keeps improving

    2021 better than last vintage and thst was delicious.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • R
    Robyn
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Raving fan

    Delicious, well done Clare Valley! Regional wines are the best

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • MR
    Michael R.
    Verified Buyer
    2 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Delicious

    Well balanced dry riesling with lime, white flowers and green apple. Adelina's rielsings have become some of he most consistently excellent and good value too.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • WC
    wenjing c.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great value

    Clean , crisp , acidity is not as high as your normal Riesling , great weeknight drink

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 2.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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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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