Adelina are a small vineyard and winery in the Springfarm sub-region of Clare, set amongst one of the most historically relevant winery and vineyards in Australia. They have small plantings of well established Shiraz, Grenache and Pedro Ximenez, also recently established Shiraz and Mataro.
Sourced from the Estate's two-acre (0.8-hectare) Springvale block of vines, planted in 1942, where the very old, desiccated grey loams and maturity of the vines means yields are naturally low. As for the winemaking specs, Col notes, 50 days on skins, fermented indigenously in closed concrete tank. Pressed/ settled for several days and racked to barrel for malo (neutral French barrique). Racked once post malo and then returned to oak, bottled after 10 months.
Made from Adelina's 80-year-old, dry-grown vines, this is a fantastic example of the new wave of seriously fine Grenache emerging from South Australia at the moment. Initially the wine is tightly woven and is redolent of undergrowth, like a bramble hedge, but after a while it opens up to reveal a cloud of perfumed red berries, some fine, if firm, sandy tannins, and Pinot-like complexity.' Max Allen
A wine with terrific elegance and focus. This 2017 vintage grenache has considerable power and purity. A thrilling wine to taste. The style of restrained fruit and clearly expressed tannins continues in this vintage. The succulent red fruits hold long, fresh and unwavering.