Adelina Eternal Return Nebbiolo 2015
Adelina's newest red takes its reference from Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being. In this book, Kundera takes on Nietzsche's concept of "eternal recurrence" which holds that all things in existence recur over and over again for all eternity. With a due respect to Mr Nietzsche, if there has been a Nebbiolo in the past that delivered this value, we think we night have noticed.
Simply put, The Eternal Return is declassified Adelina Nebbiolo. All the fruit hails from the Bowe Lees vineyard, at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. This vineyard, also the source of Adelina's Eternal Return Arneis, lies on sandy brown & grey loams at 390 metres above sea level and was planted between 1998 and 2002. More recently, the vineyard has started moving towards biodynamic practice. Col' fills in the winemaking specs, thus: 'fruit was handpicked, destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeast. Maceration for 45 days on skins. Post pressing, the wine was racked to used barrique and 700-litre oak for 12 months for malo' (indigenous) and maturation'. Well-grown Nebbiolo fruit ain't cheap so this qualifies as a flat-out bargain.