Adelina Grenache 2020
This comes from a two-acre parcel of Adelina Estate vines, planted in 1942 on deep grey sandy loam on a clay base. It's a plot known as the Springvale Block, or sometimes simply Block Two, and it's just a stone's throw away from the iconic Wendouree vineyard. Col McBryde knows his wines and he's an unabashed fan of the legendary Château Rayas. Taking that lead, his aim here has always been to produce a Grenache of great finesse and perfume from these old Estate vines.
The fruit for the 2020 was picked on February 24th and was all destemmed (with plenty of whole berries). The wine then spent 20 days on skins before being pressed to large-format, neutral French oak for six months.
Bottled just as Adelina received their official organic paperwork, this is a superb Grenache from a grower who knows just how to eek the best out of this variety.
1614 bottles produced.