Triumph of Adelaide Hills
Ariadne Adelaide Hills Tempranillo 2015
Region:Adelaide Hills, SA
New in store is this quite stunning Tempranillo. The Adelaide Hills wine region is right in the heart of possibly the greatest sweep of wine country on earth. The 350 kilometres of long scarps and valleys, rocks and soils, extending south from the Southern Flinders, curving past Adelaide and out over the ocean to Kangaroo Island produces a dazzling array of mind boggling wines of many varieties.
The famed warm climate reds made from Shiraz and Mataro are equalled by high country Pinot Noir and steadily from the 1990s new varieties like Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Tempranillo have been added to this historic core. These new reds have closed a gap in what we could buy as it was for to long annoying that wines we recognised as being on the top rung were not being grown and made in Australia.
I am sure there a few more varieties worth exploring but at last we can say we are growing the cream of the global crop. It is one of the founding principles of Glug to encourage the exploration of all wines and the new Ariadne provides an exciting value for money starting point.