Longview Riserva Nebbiolo has alluring and intense fragrance of cherry, tar, roses and violets with underlying restrained French oak.
Unique producers of Shiraz and Nebbiolo in the cool-climate region, the self-described wine industry “mavericks” tell Debra how and why they are doing things differently and how it is paying off.
Made from a section of the vineyard located right next to the vines that produce the rosé, this wine couldn’t be more different, with deep, brooding aromas of wild forest berries and wave after wave of gorgeous, firm but supple, earthy tannin. Serve this seriously good nebbiolo with a secondo of meat, fatty and slow-cooked – glistening slices of sticky cotechino sausage would be perfect, on a bed of lentils. And if you can, give the wine plenty of time and air. Splash into a big decanter or jug a couple of hours before dinner, then drink out of balloon glasses to appreciate all the subtle layers of flavour.
Situated among some of the region’s most picturesque vineyard country, Longview Vineyard is recognised as one of the Adelaide Hills’ leading modern vignerons, crafting a distinguished line-up of wines from each finely-tuned piece of their vineyard. In addition to the region’s proven affinity for Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, Longview’s southerly location is leading the charge of highly regarded Adelaide Hills Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, drawing international critical acclaim along with a swag of awards. Longview Vineyard is proudly family owned and strictly estate grown.