Adelina Eternal Return Nebbiolo Barbera Dolcetto 2017

Price : $27


April 2, 2019

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 are light-bodied, acid-driven wines that go down very easily. I think of them as the red wine equivalent of beer – a no-fuss drink that you can pop open at the end of the day and enjoy without really thinking about it. Quite frankly, I think there should be more wines like this.

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 overt without being tart. Very moreish actually. No bad bits here at all, it’s just a really pleasant thing to drink. One worth seeking out.

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