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1 - 8 of 8 Wines By Tim Adams
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Mr Mick Clare Valley Rose
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
Mr Mick is all about Mick Knappstein, decorated with the Order of Australia for his role in developing Clare Valley as an internationally renowned origin of world class wine. Knappstein mentored a young cellar hand named Tim Adams, whom he encouraged to complete his studies in oenology and take up winemaking as a profession. Adams now retains access to the finest vineyards in Valley Clare, he has selected those parcels of Tempranillo and Pinot Gris which can best achieve the generosity and allure so worthy of Mr Mick.
$1399each
$167DOZEN
EACH
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The ancient Mr Mick Cellar Door is situated across Lion Park oval, just two kilometres from the Tim Adams wineworks. A sultry cépage of the torrid Tempranillo and stately Sangiovese, are collated from good vineyards in the premier viticultural precincts of Valley Clare. Grapes are crushed and treated to a cold soak, extracting just the right amount of vibrant pink hue, juicy red berry flavours and light tannin from skins. Components are separately vinified in controlled fermenters, followed by assemblage, stabilisation and clarification. Mr Mick is promptly bottled, young and fresh, to retain light residual sweetness and vivacious fruit characters.
 
Bright salmon lozenge pink. Well perfumed, fruity nose, classically rose styled, offering lifted fragrances of juicy berries, some savoury scents and lolly notes. A fuller bodied palate, slightly off dry, showing a hint of strawberry raspberry sweetness supported by sensible cherry pith characters, crisp and balanced with just the right amount of acidity to strike the perfect balance.
Tim Adams Aberfeldy
Clare
Available in cases of 6
Excellent Langtons Classification. When the Birks of Wendouree settled Valley Clare in 1904, they planted their site to Shiraz. Many of these old vines remain productive and offer the backbone of fruit for the icon Tim Adams Aberfeldy. Younger rootings of the same clone yield grapes of the most intense colour, depth of flavour and refined tannins. The intense perfume and muscular nature of the finished wine reflects the character of site as much as the charm and personality of the animated and affable winemaker.
$4999each
$599DOZEN
EACH
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Sourced from the superlative Aberfeldy vineyard, owned by Jim McDowell and Anne Brown, a unique site of friable red loam over limestone, at the bottom of the eastern hills in Clare Valley, cropped to a mere 1½ tonnes per acre. Aberfeldy has long been synonymous with quality, the Tim Adams flagship wine. Year after year, Aberfeldy continues to deliver the finest construct of Clare Valley Shiraz. Parcels of fruit are fermented to dryness and kept on skins for a fortnight before pressing and returning. Components are treated to twenty four months in completely new French and American oak hogsheads under the Tim Adam cellars before assemblage, fining and filtration.
 
Vibrant magenta colour. Aromas of cherry and plum, dark berries and chocolate, complemented by oak derived cinnamon and clove, nutmeg and vanilla. The palate is full bodied with dark berry conserve flavours, balanced oak, tannin and acidity. Aberfeldy shows persistent sweet fruit and oak aftertaste, power and finesse.
Tim Adams Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec
Clare
Available by the dozen
Cabernet Sauvignon has long been recognised as a stellar performer in the highly favourable climes of Valley Clare. A small addition of Malbec adds to the complexity, contributing violets, mulberry and richness, bringing the finished wine forward, making Tim Adams slightly more approachable in its youth. Twenty four months in French oak enhances the style, full bodied and unstabilized before bottling, a harmless crust may form with time.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The secret of Tim Adams success is as attributable to his selection of vineyards and growers as it is to his considerable flair for winemaking, and wealth of experience in the industry. Parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon with a component of Malbec from the Sheoaks (Grant Crawley & partners, Tim Adams and Pam Goldsack) and Fairfield property, all in Valley Clare. All components are fermented on skins for several days to dryness, followed by a return of pressings to the wines. Tim Adams reposes two years in a selection of new and second use French oak barriques under the state cellars before the final assemblage and a light fining.
 
Deep, dark garnet colour. A generous presentation of Clare Valley Cabernet, dominated by violet, fresh blackcurrant and oak aromas and flavours, a portion of Malbec dampens the tannins, contributing spice and achieving balance. A full bodied wine with concentration of fruit over generous chalky tannins, which has not been cold stabilised before bottling, a harmless crust may form over time. Tim Adams recommends decanting a few hours before service.
Tim Adams Pinot Gris
Clare
Available by the dozen
Tim Adams can rely on harvests from Valley Clare's bravest vineyards to source the finest parcels of Pinot Gris. Rather than removing the distinctive grey tint of the grape's skin, Tim Adams chooses to retain this charming feature of Pinot Gris in the finished wine. Vinified from the complete pressings of fruit, the totality of which have made a remarkable contribution to a soundly structured Pinot Gris, the pinkish bronze hue sets the stage for an alluring nose, followed by a rich, robust palate and long, memorable finish.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
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A collation of harvests from choice Clare Valley sites, the Ladera and Sandow vineyards, Bastian and Sheoak, several of which are part of the estate portfolio. Tim Adams is focused exclusively on parcels of Clare Valley Pinot Gris, selected on the basis authentic varietal and regional characters. Fruit is harvested throughout the cool of early morning, grapes are crushed, chilled and pressed, all pressings are returned and included in the musts. A cool fermentation over the course of a fortnight is arrested just before completion to retain a slight residual sweetness. Components are cold and protein stabilised, followed by an immediate bottling to ensure freshness.
 
A distinctive rose gold hue. Opulent pear, lychee and peach aromas, complemented by subtle lemon zest notes. The palate exhibits pear, lychee and peach flavours, complemented by fullness and some sweetness in the middle, supported by cleansing acidity. To be enjoyed while young and vibrant, alongside Asian cuisine, Al fresco and all good seafood.
Tim Adams Riesling
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
A collation of choice Riesling parcels, assembled from the Morrisons, Tim Adams, Baum and Goldsack properties in Valley Clare. Tim Adams focus is exclusively on Clare Valley fruit, selected on the basis of exemplary varietal expression and authentic regional expression. A pure Riesling wine, vinified exclusively from the first free run juices of crush, essential to the ultimate integrity of the finished wine, capturing an intensity of flavour and pristine, recognizably Clare Valley aromatic character.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Tim Adams began his career as cellarhand at the Stanley Wine Company in 1975. He progressed to the position of laboratory assistant in the following year, with the encouragement of Mick Knappstein, Adams began his formal studies in viticulture. Years of passion and hard have achieved a range of the most elegant wines, without forgetting obligations to the Australian wine industry, environment and wider community. Following harvest and the crush, retaining only the first 500 litres per tonne of free run juice, a fortnight of ferments at 12°C to 14°C, is followed by protein and cold stabilization to normal standards, a minimal amount of sulphur dioxide has been used to finish the final wine.
 
Light, pale straw hue. Tim Adams shows very lifted Riesling character, citrus aromatics, lemon and fresh cut limes. The palate is seamless with a lovely moderate viscosity before a brisk acid finish. Clare Valley Rieslings are delicate yet animate and enduring, eminently enjoyable when young and zesty, sublime when left to mature.
Tim Adams Semillon
Clare
Available by the dozen
Tim Adams knows about Clare Valley Semillon. He began his career as a cellarhand for the Stanley Wine Company, rising to the position of chief winemaker, he also worked under the tutelage of Mick Knappstein. Adams objective with Clare Valley Semillon is to retain its freshness and authenticity, for an aromatic wine of exquisite balance and generosity of flavour. Ferments in French oak infuse complexity into the grass and stonefruit character of Semillon.
$2149each
$257DOZEN
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The Tim Adams wineworks are located right at the heart of Valley Clare, along Warenda Road, not far from the Main North Road, about midway between the townships of Sevenhill and Clare. Harvests of Semillon grapes are selected off choice blocks on the Sheoak, Rogers and Fairfield Vineyards. Parcels are crushed and the juices left in contact with skins for twelve hours to maximize fruit flavour extraction. All pressings are retained and vinified for inclusion into the finished wine. Batches are vinified in a combination of fermenters and French oak barrels, components remain in oak for several months before being assembled and cold stabilized into the final wine.
 
A light, bright yellow hue. Citrus, mineral and vegetable bouquet with hints of dried florals, asparagus and pear. This aromatic wine has great balance and generous flavours so expressive of Clare Valley. French oak fermentation has added complexity to the grassy and stonefruit characters of the Semillon.
Tim Adams Shiraz
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
A collation of fruit from the Rogers, Bayes, Eldredge and Pat Seneca properties in Valley Clare, for a cogent Shiraz wine of exquisite regional and varietal definition. The tapestry of local sites has been woven into a wine of structure and power, while offering the elegance and grace to drink beautifully upon release. A fortuitous partnership with artisanal cooper Bill Wray, ensured from inaugural release, that the stellar quality of Tim Adams wines would be aged in an equally splendid measure of the finest oak.
$2399each
$287DOZEN
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Tim Adams began work in the industry as a cellarhand at Stanley Wines. He was encouraged by maestro Mick Knappstein to earn a degree at Charles Sturt University and embarked upon his own label in 1984. Tim Adams retains the Clare Valley's finest growers as his closest friends. Contributions of Shiraz from choice vineyards are fermented on skins to dryness before being pressed and returned. Upon completion of ferments, the wine spends twenty months in a selection of one and two year old American oak at the Tim Adams coolroom before assemblage and filtration. Bottled without cold stabilization, a harmless crystalline deposit may form in the bottle, decanting is recommended.
 
Bright magenta red. Aromas and flavours of violet, blackberry and mulberry with complexity evolved after two years in fine oak. The palate is full and soft on the front and middle, with flavours of small berry fruit complimented by oak. A finish that's medium firm over grape and oak tannins. Approachable today, Tim Adams displays a remarkable weight of fruit, controlled power and measure of finesse.
Tim Adams The Fergus
Clare
Available by the dozen
The Tim Adams label was born out of a venture to make small oak casks and limited amounts of wine. After three decades of consistently superb vintage releases, Adams is counted as one of the leading winemakers in Valley Clare. Fergus was a neighbour who was kind enough to sell his Grenache to Tim in 1993 during a desperate shortage. Tim quickly realized that what had been achieved through a serendipity of logistics was to have real potential as a full bodied, soft style with immediate approachability and splendid compatibility to good food.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
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A collation of harvests Tempranillo and Grenache, sourced from the Ladera, Sheoak and Mahons vineyards in Valley Clare, a choice parcel of Malbec is added for complexity. Grenache remains on the vine until fully mature, grapes are harvested late and crushed on to batches of drained Tempranillo skins for a week of vinification. The fermenters are topped and closed for another week prior to pressing. Components are racked several times before filtration and transfer to seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for an extravagant two years. Components are assembled and bottled without cold stabilizing, which may forn a harmless crystalline deposit.
 
Dark scarlet purple hue. Ripe berry and cherry fragrances, licorice and garden spearmint over spiced oak notes. Lifted red berry flavours, complexed by Grenache spice and given extra back palate astringency by virtue of the other more tannic grapes. A mouth filling wine that will go nicely with turkey and duck, gamey meats and lamb.
The Tim Adams winery is located 130 kilometres north of Adelaide in South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley

Tim Adams began work in the wine industry as a cellarhand at the Stanley Wine Company in February 1975. He progressed to the position of laboratory assistant in 1976, and with encouragement and financial assistance from Mr Mick Knappstein, the then General Manager, Tim enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science) at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, NSW, and began studying by correspondence.

Tim Adams

Tim graduated in 1981, by which time he had been appointed assistant winemaker. The following year Tim was appointed winemaker, with responsibility for day-to-day operation of the winery, which then employed as many as 60 people. The first inclination to leave came in 1984, when local cooper Bill Wray suggested a partnership of the two families to make wine and small oak casks. The first wines under the Adams & Wray label were released in September 1986, by which time Tim had left the Stanley Wine Company. Mr Mick continued to offer encouragement and to consult at tastings, embracing Tim as his last apprentice.

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In May 1987 the Adams & Wray partnership was dissolved, Pam and Tim took full control of the renamed Tim Adams Wines. In late 1987 they purchased the existing winery site and opened the cellar door in January 1988. The first crushing of first grapes occurred on-site several months later.

Tim Adams has come a long way since 1985, when just 10 tonnes of grapes were vinified. The winery now crushes about a thousand tonnes annually — about 850 tonnes for the Tim Adams Wines label, the rest under contract to other Clare labels. The fruit is sourced from 13 local growers as well as from two leased vineyards and two estate vineyards. Riesling, semillon, viognier, pinot gris, malbec, tempranillo and shiraz is grown at the Sheoak Vineyard. The estate's Ladera Vineyard, established in 2004, is planted to pinot gris and tempranillo.

Tim Adams focus is on making wines exclusively from Clare Valley grapes selected for their authentic varietal and regional characters. Tim Adams regards it as the greates privilege to have regular, long-term access to the unique Aberfeldy Vineyard which so succinctly encapsulates and concentrates everything that’s good about Clare Valley shiraz. Aberfeldy was established in 1904 by the Birks family, of Wendouree fame, about five kilometres south-east of Clare township on a site nestled at the bottom of the easternmost hills of the Clare Valley. Many of the shiraz vines planted by A.P. Birks and his brother William are still bearing fruit and it’s those gnarled centurions that give Aberfeldy Shiraz it's enormous depth and strength of flavour.

The Aberfeldy Vineyard, which was expanded by another acre of shiraz in the late ’80s and early ’90s, is text-book red-grape terroir. At more than 400 metres, it’s quite elevated and the fruit is inevitably among the latest to ripen, which is what gives the wines real elegance as well as power. The soil is classic — red loam over limestone subsoil — though it varies quite markedly in depth. There are pockets in the bottom of the valley where topsoil has accumulated due to run-off from the hills and is so deep that the vines have had to be retrellised and retrained to keep them sufficiently above ground.

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In the mid-1980s there wasn’t much demand for shiraz grapes. Tim approached the owner of Aberfeldy Claude Nicholas, who responded by waving the Bible above his head and declaring ‘God has sent you to buy our fruit’. When the current owners bought the property in 1987, all parties agreed that the vineyard should provide grapes exclusively to Tim Adams, and the security of the arrangement gave rise to Aberfeldy becoming the estate flagship wine.

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