Introducing a new direction for the Longview Juno Nebbiolo Rosato. Formerly known as “Boat Shed” this Rosé has been one of the most unique and successful wines in its class over the last 3 years.
Salmon pink, savoury and super sexy, the Nebbiolo grape makes lip-smacking Rosé for grown-ups.
This wine snagged a couple of trophies for best rosé at wine shows last year and it’s not hard to see why. Delicate, fragrant and dry, but with plenty of texture and grip, it’s a great example of the savoury pale rosé style that is so popular at the moment. Drink chilled – but not too chilled – with a big antipasto platter that includes some lardo (if you can get your hands on it), the silky cured pork fat so beloved of the Piedmontese, or at the very least some high-quality prosciutto. The fine savoury tannins in the wine melt into the ivory fat in a very satisfying way. $27
This beautiful bottle is printed with fine, filigreed artwork representing the Queen of the Ancient Roman Gods, Juno – goddess of Heaven, Matrimony and Women and was the daughter of the all-powerful Saturn, God of Harvest.
An image of Saturn appears on Longview’s Nebbiolo bottle and is the namesake of the Saturno family, owners of Longview Vineyard.
2016 was a vintage with very good yields and amazing fruit concentration. A small selection of our vineyard is planted with the famous Rosé clone of Nebbiolo (CVT CN111) which is ideally suited to producing fantastic dry Rose’s (or Rosato in Italian).
With a wonderful salmon, pink colour and slightly orange hue the 2016 Nebbiolo Rosato shows lifted orange peel, ripe peach and musk aromas. The palate has mouth filling maraschino cherry, pink grapefruit and musk with crisp acidity and a long fresh finish.
Longview Nebbiolo Rosato Awards and Accolades
Hot 100 Wines – The Adelaide Review, 2016/2017 Season.
Four Stars – Tony Love, The Advertiser, November 2016.
Bronze Medal – 2016 Adelaide Hills Wine Show.
Bronze Medal – 2016 Royal Hobart Wine Show.
Silver Medal – 2016 Australian Alternate Varietals Wine Show.
Bronze Medal – 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Show.
Top Gold Medal – 2016 Aus. Small Winemakers Show.
Bronze Medal – 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.
Bronze Medal – 2016 Riverina Italian Varietals Wine Show.