Adelina Field Shiraz Blend 2018

Adelina Field Shiraz Blend 2018

  • Red Blend
  • Australia, 750ml

"This has exceptionally attractive fragrance with a brambly array of rich dark plums and berries. The palate has pastry-like, smooth tannin build with a lithe and juicy, tart red-plum snap to close." Nick Stock (James Suckling)

  • Winery: Adelina Wines
  • Varietal: Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Ugni blanc, Roussanne, Carignan
  • Region: Clare Valley, Australia
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Food pairing: Grilled meats & hamburgers; spaghetti Bolognese; pizza; mushrooms & onions; Parmesan

The newest member of the Adelina family is a knockout, a true field blend featuring Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Ugni Blanc, Roussanne and Carignan, grafted over the estate's 1976 Cabernet vines in 2015. Only 762 bottles produced.

The Adelina vineyards are situated in Spring Farm Valley, just south of the township of Clare. Their neighbours include the vineyards of Wendouree, Aberfeldy and Sevenhill Cellars. The small Adelina plantings were originally established around 1910; mostly Shiraz and Grenache with small plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. The vineyard is right next door to Birk’s Wendouree so we know the terroir is good! The Gardner family has owned the Spring Farm Estate, which is the site of both the Adelina winery and vineyards, since 1986. Prior to the inception of Adelina Wines in 2000, the property was managed by Will and Elaine Gardner, and the fruit was sold to Tim Adams. In 2002, Col McBryde and Jen Gardner, Will and Elaine’s daughter, took over responsibility for the vineyards and launched Adelina wines which are made exclusively from the Estate vineyards. The pair has been involved in winemaking and research since the mid-90s. Adelina is a 5 Star Halliday winery that has cult status in Australia for its delicious wines of place and sensitivity.

  • 93 points - Nick Stock (James Suckling)
  • 94 points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

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