Adelina is a wonderful little producer based in the Claire Valley that’s doing great things with both traditional and Italian varieties. The winery is located next door to Wendouree, but also sources fruit from the Adelaide Hills. They’re also known for their spectacular labels: this bottle, Adelina Eternal Return Nebbiolo Barbera Dolcetto 2017, is adorned with a joyous painting of a woman riding a horse as firey arrows fly around her. No idea what it means but it’s a nice thing to look at while you sip on your wine. Of course, you should never buy a wine based just on its label but it is a nice bonus.
This wine is the traditional blend of Italy’s Piedmont region – Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera. If you’re mostly a Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon drinker, opening one of these will be quite an experience for you. These
The Review: Adelina Eternal Return Nebbiolo Barbera Dolceto 2017
This is absolutely slurpable. There’s a delicate nose with some red fruits aromas but it’s the palate that I really want to talk about here. No tannins to speak of here, just a wonderful acidity that manages to be
Region: South Australia
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