2018 Longview Nebbiolo Rosato
Longview's rosé came to our attention last year when their 2017 Nebbiolo Rose won a stack of awards including the trophy for Best Rose at the National Wine Show.
This year, the 2018 version has backed that up at the Sydney Wine Show where it also won the Best Rosé Trophy.
In fact, over 4 vintages this rosé has won 10 trophies in total, marking it as one of the best pink wines in the country.
Nebbiolo is one of the best grapes for making rosato, yet there’s practically none of it made in Piedmont. This comes from a vineyard specifically planted for making rosato. Liquorice root, rosewater, white cherry – pretty little thing it is. Good flavour, dry, glycerol texture, clean finish leaving a certain juiciness and perfume in its wake. Short note. Good wine.
Light salmon-pink hue with a savoury, slightly dried-herby aroma, lightly grassy and lemony. The palate is soft and fruity, juicy and supple, with a nice dry, savoury finish and aftertaste. A firm, dry, savoury style of rosé with serious styling and a cleansing finish. I could drink plenty of this.
How's it taste?
You're looking at one of the most sophisticated rosé wines in Australia. Adelaide Hills Rosato (so Italian style rosé), from the Saturno boys vineyard in the warmer end of the Adelaide Hills. Over the years this clever pink has won a whole bag of trophies for a reason - it nails the balance between flavour and delicacy
How was it made?
Vibrant salmon pink in colour featuring delicate notes of orange peel, ripe peach and musk aromas. The palate bursts with maraschino cherries and raspberries, then finishes with savoury, refreshing acidity. Lingering and dry; unmistakably Nebbiolo!
Who made it?
Longview is a stunning, family-owned Adelaide Hills single vineyard located just outside the historic township of Macclesfield. Set on undulating slopes reminiscent of old world estates but with a clear Australian accent, it has quickly established itself as one of the most awarded vineyards in the region since its first vintage in 2001. Operations are overseen by brothers Mark and Peter Saturno, along with a small but specialised team. They ensure the vineyard is fastidiously managed to produce the finest fruit for their premium estate grown wines and provide a wine tourism experience that has placed Longview in the South Australian Tourism 'Hall of Fame'.
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