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Nebbiolo Fresco 2019
Longview
Region: Adelaide Hills
Country:Australia
Awards

95-James Halliday
Tasting Notes

A young, vibrant and fresh wine with an amazing perfume of fresh berries overlaid by notes of rose petals and herbs. Mid-weight with refined tannins and zesty acids.
Varieties

Nebbiolo (37%), Pinot Near (33%), Sangiovese (24%) and Barbera (6%). A highly intriguing and unusual blend of Italian grapes, focusing on Nebbiolo, a variety behind the top-quality red wines of Northwestern Italy. Nebbiolo wines are distinguished by their strong tannins, high acidity and distinctive scent, often described as ‘tar and roses’. Sensitivity to terroir is one of Nebbiolo’s trump cards, but also its downfall. It is famously picky about where it grows, requiring good drainage and a long, bright growing season.
Region

Adelaide Hills is a wine growing area in the Mount Lofty Ranges region of South Australia. It is one of the largest wine regions in the state, reaching the Flurried Peninsula and McAllen Vale in the south, and the Bares and Eden Valleys in the north. Key to the region’s grape growing is the altitude of its vineyards, which range from 400 to 650 masl. This gives the region, in an Australian context, a cool climate. Throughout the Adelaide Hills, the ripening season has historically been dry. This, along with cooler temperatures, allows the grapes to mature at a slow pace, resulting in concentrated wines.
Vineyard

Sourced entirely from Longview’s single vineyard at Macclesfield. All fruit is cane pruned, shoot thinned early and bunch thinned up to three times during the growing season to control yields.
Winemaking

Nebbiolo and Barbera were cold soaked on skins for 5 days and pressed into stainless steel. All grapes were cold-fermented separately, left on lees and allowed to go through natural malolactic fermentation, which is key to softening the acidity in some varieties. The aim of this winemaking process is to harness aromatics whilst still extracting tannin.

Wine Type: Red

Variety: Nebbiolo, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese, Barbera

Classification: n/a

Orientation: Northern Exposure

Appellation: Adelaide Hills

Gradient: 400-650 masl

Soil: Sandy loam, loam and clay loam

Farming Practices: Sustainable

Vinification: Cold soaked for 5 days on skins, vinification in stainless steel, full malolactic conversion.

Residual Sugar: 0.2 g/l

Alcohol: 13

Malolactic: Full

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: 5.71 g/l

Other Practices: n/a