Adelina Refusal to Lie 2017
- Australia, 750ml
This Chardonnay has delicate aromas of roasted pear, lemon curd and melon with a savoury note and bright citrus fruits on the palate. 2514 bottles made.
- Winery: Adelina Wines
- Varietal: Chardonnay
- Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
- Vintage: 2017
- Alcohol: 12.2%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
Food pairing: Chicken; veal & pork; shrimp, crab & lobster; potato & squash; cream & pesto sauces; mild & semi soft cheeses
The name of the wine originates from the Albert Camus novel L'Étranger ('The Stranger') and, in particular, the main character whose name is 'Meursault'!
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.
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