One of Australia's most exciting Riesling makers, Adelina has again produced some stunning offerings from the 2021 vintage. This 2021 Adelina Watervale Riesling hails from the mature Gulley View vineyard; a vineyard that historically supplied Leo Buring - one of Australia's Riesling greats.
Offering classic Clare aromas of lime, grapefruit and spice, this is beautifully textured, chalky and lively with plenty of citrus fruit flavours delivered on the palate. A delicious Clare Valley loaded with personality, this offers plenty of joy in its youth.
"94 Points. Classic Watervale, with floral perfume, concentration of flavour and succulence, ripe lime, a powdery crushed stone texture, and a mouth-watering finish of excellent length. Tasted: Aug21 11.6% alc. $27 Screwcap Drink: 2021 - 2030+" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
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.
Today Adelina is one of the Clare Valley's most exciting wine producers, delivering a modern take on some of the region's hero varietals, including Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and some stunning Rieslings.
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