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.
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.
Nebbiolo is the grape 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.
The fruit was hand-picked and chilled to 10˚C. It was then crushed, destemmed and the free run juice separated and fermented for this light rosé style. Bentonite fining and coarse earth filtering ensures a clear, bright pink finish.
Vibrant salmon pink in colour with delicate notes of orange peel, ripe peach and musk. The palate bursts with maraschino cherries and raspberries, then finishes with savoury, refreshing acidity. Lingering and dry; unmistakably Nebbiolo!