Adelina Nebbiolo 2011
Brunswick Wine Shop | 16 Sparta Place Brunswick

Adelina Nebbiolo 2011

Regular price $44.00
"Like most who visit Piemonte, Col and Jennie have fallen (lock, stock and botti) in love with this region and its Nebbiolo wines in particular. They are currently working with an exciting parcel of Neb fruit from the Bowe Lees vineyard at Woodside that will become the source for the second vintage (2012) of the Adelina Nebbiolo. In the meantime, this inaugural release comes from the agreeably named Talc Hill vineyard, located at Gumeracha, also in the Adelaide Hills. It lies on a steep and rocky slope of grey, sandy loam over a clay base, with fractured quartz and ironstone, at an altitude of 400-420m. This site is also the source for Peter Godden and Sally McGill's Arrivo Nebbiolo. Col fills in the winemaking specs, thus: fruit was hand-picked, destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeast. Maceration times varied from 19 to 51 days on skins. Post pressing the wine was racked to mature barrel for 13 months, for malo (indigenous bacteria) and maturation.

Adelina's inaugural Nebbiolo opens with an ultra-pretty, transparent bouquet of farm-fresh strawberries and sweet red cranberries. In the mouth it is graceful, precise, primary and tightly wound, repeating the strawberry note and adding redcurrant and cherry-pit along with florals. The finish is long and lively: firm but not tough or dry. At this stage the wine remains deliciously primary, though expect it to pick-up Nebbiolo's more complex, secondary cues with time in the bottle. For now it is impressive for its understated character and elegance, varietal integrity and delicious fruit purity." -- 
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