Longview has devoted many years to Nebbiolo, trialling multiple clones, pruning techniques and winemaking to showcase their unique, Adelaide Hills vineyard and its relationship with this beloved varietal.
With its first plantings in 1995, Longview has seen excellent vine maturity in recent years that has boosted its confidence to trial new styles and bolster their existing Nebbiolo program. A variety of clones ranging from 1-11 (Rosato Clone), F12V7, F12V12 and the famed CN 230 clone allows Longview to select small parcels and vinify separately.
With careful management in the vineyard by implementing a variety of pruning techniques, Longview has the capacity to blend “in situ” prior to vinification, resulting in wines with greater complexity and structure. Planted on own roots besides a grafted block of Merlot, Longview has 3.1 Hectares under vine with the majority of the vines planted over two decades ago.
Longview has been meticulous with its winemaking and has changed over from larger format oak (2225 litre) to old French hogsheads in recent times. Managing oxidisation as well as giving greater blending capacity between select parcels has been the reason for this change. Nevertheless, the Riserva program is still scrutinised in-house with only four vintages being released in the past 10 years.
Taking a Longview: a look at one of the older established Nebbiolo vineyards of Australia. The perspectives of a passionate viticultural manager, winemakers who have interpreted the fruit and the owners who market the results – of the Longview Nebbiolo vineyard at Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills. The wines will span over 15 years, from 2001 through to 2016. Presented by Peter Saturno - Director of Longview Vineyards & Dino Cotsaris - Longview Viticulturalist, this will be a truly unique experience.
Where: The National Wine Centre - Corner of Hackney Rd & Botanic Rd, Adelaide