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Adelaide Hills winemakers, Longview Vineyard, are launching their newest release, featuring a unique Australian blend that brings together the best from Italy and the best from Austria.
Punchy, invigorating, mouth-wateringly good, this new wine comes in time for the warmer months and longer nights when seeing out the day with a wine can’t come soon enough.
Launching across September and October, the 2021 Vista Grigio Gruner is the welcome addition to the extremely popular Vista Shiraz Barbera.
“Given that Australia has a wonderful track record of great blended wines, Longview continues to push the boundaries by challenging the status quo,” says Peter Saturno, CEO of Longview Vineyard.
“Pinot Grigio, Grüner Veltliner & Shiraz Barbera have been successfully blended to create the most unique wine range in Australia.”
Looking at the 2021 Grigio Grüner, expect all things spice, pine-lime, sherbet, and nettle. The invigorating palate is punchy and exciting, featuring mouth-watering acidity and finishing with a lush texture and length.
Longview was blessed in 2021 was a near-perfect year on the vineyard, with prime rainfall in the spring and any summer showers tempered by mild breeze, ensuring imperfections were minimal.
With rainfall at 30% below average, the 2020 vintage proved challenging, yet a cooler January and February allowed for the Shiraz to flourish. The 2020 Shiraz started to show the similar repining in March and hence both varieties were harvested and then fermented together to create the bold, red tipple.
The Vista Shiraz has aromatic notes of blackberry, cherry, and cocoa, with a juicy palate to begin with, before gradually lending itself to more savoury, taut tones, giving the drop a wonderful structure.
While it’s a fresh, vibrant drop for now, the Longview team can see this wine developing into a complex wine with age in the cellar.
Both wines are estate grown and majority handpicked.
Affixed across both bottles is a vibrant label, evoking the shape of an undulating vineyard set against a bright hue, evoking a sense of each wine’s personality.
“The lively colour of the label echoes the vibrant hue of the wine and captures the stunning landscape that is Longview,” says Peter.
Longview is a family-owned, single vineyard, located a short distance from Macclesfield in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.
You can purchase Longview’s Pinot Grigio, Grüner Veltliner & Shiraz Barbera at all good bottle shops, with the drops retailing at $23 a bottle.