Saturday, 13 December 2014

Longview Vineyard Riserva Nebbiolo 2012

Longview Vineyards was established by the brothers, Peter and Mark Saturno, in 1995. Well actually they bought it off of Duncan MacGilvray in 2001. Total production is 20000 dozen which puts them in the medium size winery category.

Longview Vineyard Riserva Nebbiolo 2012

What a big arse bottle this is and it does look impressive. The wine was made traditionally but really what the hell does that mean. When I first tasted Longview wines years ago the Riserva label was set at 80 bucks but now it is around the 45 mark which makes this wine rather good quality and value.

The aroma coming from my glass is in the typical nebbiolo spectrum with dusty cherries, fresh flowers and tar.  These translate onto the palate and meld well with the medium bodied nature of the wine and the nice acidity. The tannins are prominent yet feel pliant or bouncy which adds structure and texture. The balance between the structure and flavour is beautiful. This wine is one of the best examples of this variety in Australia.

Alcohol: 14.1%
Price: $45
Rated: 91
Drink: Now - 2022

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