2018 Adelina Shiraz Mataro Clare Valley – Adelina’s blend of Shiraz (85%) and Mataro (15%%) was grown in the Springfarm sub-area of the Clare Valley, with the Mataro and a portion of the Shiraz fruit coming from the famed Aberfeldy Vineyard, plus a little Adelina Estate fruit. The elevation around these parts is a serious 440 metres and all up, an imposing 60-70% of this wine comes from vines with an age of around 100 years! All three sites share similar soil profiles with the block across the road being slightly heavier; the Mataro on slightly leaner, red sands with clay; and the Adelina Shiraz on lime and slate on clay base. All vineyards are organically grown, (uncertified). Production-wise it’s the routine that has served this Estate so well. All fruit is handpicked and destemmed into winemaker Col McBryde’s Italian, unlined concrete vats. Maceration times between 35 and 45 days. Some 65% of the wine is fermented and rested in these tanks with the remainder going into large-format seasoned oak.
A more medium bodied take on this blend but not lacking flavour or character. Dark fruits and berries married with layers of herbs and spice. Fresh and plump with excellent length and tannin structure. Best days are still ahead.
Single Price: $35.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $26.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $312.00