The Adelina Arneis 'Eternal Return' 2016, Adelaide Hills, Australia
A must try New World Arneis produced in the small vineyard with care by Adelina in South Australia. The Eternal Return is a great example of well balanced fruit flavours, good acidity, a rich mouthfeel and good finish. Highly rated by the critics.
A great opportunity to try a New World interpretation of this Italian classic, beautifully presented with a stunning label.
Col McBryde and Jennie Gardner formed the Adelina winery as a small operation in 2002. Since then it has grown, developed and become one of the Clare Valley's most vibrant brands. Grown in the Bowe-Lees vineyard in the Adelaide Hills area of Clare Valley, the vines are planted on south-facing slopes at an elevation of around 390m. All fruit is hand picked, whole-bunch pressed and split between 85% stainless inoculated fermentation and 15% neutral barrique indigenous fermentation. Once dry, the wine is stabilised and bottled.
A rich nose yet with tension and minerals, coupled with savoury hints and aromas of peach pannacotta and herbal notes. The palate is rich with a creamy mouth feel, white stone fruit combines with minerals and fresh herbs. A dry finish with mineral acidity and powerful, persistent length.
Dry White Wine
What the critics say:
"Arneis is a hard grape to get right, I think, but this is spot on. The balance is all just so, with the right amount of richness of fruit and silky glossy texture, cut back just right with flinty bits and cool acidity. The flavours are probably something like almonds, green pears, fresh herbs and maybe tangerine, with a touch of warmth. Finish is crunchy, like a crisp green pear and its skin. Such a lovely wine." Gary Walsh (winefont.com.au) April 2017. 93 points.