Adelina Shiraz Mataro

Adelina Shiraz Mataro

Adelina

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Producer

"Certified organic. The 2021 is a blend of 79% Shiraz and 21% Mataro. The lionÕs share of the Shiraz is drawn from a historic vineyard, owned by Jim McDowell and Anne Brown since 1987, but originally part of Wendouree and right next door to AdelinaÕs Old Block Shiraz. Specifically, the fruit is from the ÔOld 14Õ and ÔExperimentalÕ blocks, both plated circa 1904. ThereÕs also a swig of Shiraz drawn from AdelinaÕs Block 7, planted in 2013. The Mataro, from AdelinaÕs dry-grown bush vines, grows on slightly leaner soils of red sands with clay. Both ferments are whole berry (all in concrete) and on skins for nine and 12 days respectively. The grapes were co-fermented in concrete, followed by eleven months in 700-litre seasoned French foudre."

Tasting Note

"ItÕs immediately perfumed and highly aromatic with a backdrop of vibrant dark fruits and earthy complexity. ThereÕs a fabulous, mouthcoating structure with assertive acidity and taut, linear tannins. As could be expected from the combination of great vineyards and the savoir-faire of the growers, it packs an incredible punch in the flavour department, the powerful fruit is countered by an earthy grip and spicy depth. DonÕt hesitate."