Adelina Wines Grenache 2017

Adelina Wines Grenache 2017

  • Grenache
  • Australia, 750ml

Raspberry, dried herb, a little smoke. Soft and savoury, light tannin profile, somewhat diffuse, but interest in flavour profile, and a fair finish, with sour cherry, grilled meat and herb in the aftertaste. Gentle charm, attractive, but not at the usual lofty standard, or so I feel." Gary Walsh

  • Winery: Adelina Wines
  • Varietal: Grenache
  • Region: Clare Valley, Australia
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 13.7%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap

Food match: Roast pork & lamb, game meat; stews and Goulash; grilled vegetables; Indian, Korean and Mexican cuisine; softer & creamy cheeses

Hand-picked, destemmed and about 50% whole berry fermentation. 19 days on skins, pressed to larger format neutral French oak for 10 months. 1680 bottles made.

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.

  • 96 Points - James Suckling
  • 90 Points - Gary Walsh

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