Top 12 non-Italian Nebbiolos

5. Adelina Eternal Return, Adelaide Hills, Australia

Adelina_EternalReturn_Nebbiolo_WebThe Adelina vineyards are situated in Spring Farm Valley, just south of the township of Clare. Adelina Wines was started 2000. Col McBryde and Jen Gardner (daughter of Will and Elaine Gardner, the property owner) took over responsibility for the vineyards in 2002.

As well as producing some juicy, fine-tuned wines from Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Riesling, Adelina produces some extraordinarily good-value Nebbiolo from two clones planted in 2002 in Adelaide Hills.

For the Eternal Return (a reference to Milan Kundera’s irritating but compelling novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being) the fruit hails from the Bowe Lees vineyard in Woodside, Adelaide Hills.

This vineyard, also the source of Adelina’s Arneis, lies on sandy brown and grey loams at 390 metres above sea level and was planted between 1998 and 2002. Recently, the vineyard has started moving towards biodynamic practice.

The fruit for the wine was handpicked, destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeast. Maceration on skins was followed by racking into barrel for 18 months.

3 Responses to “Top 12 non-Italian Nebbiolos”

  1. Can’t believe you missed L.A Cetto Private Reserve Nebbiolo from Baja California, Mexico. One of the first new world nebbiolos and in our view one of the best. Authentic and delicious.

  2. Leonardo Ricardez says:

    Agree with the LA Cetto comment. Additionaly it is very affordable, and has a big following in Mexico.

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