"This 2020 Adelaide Hills release is good, ripe, interesting Australian Nebbiolo."
Longview is a stunning, family-owned Adelaide Hills single vineyard located just outside the historic township of Macclesfield. Set on undulating slopes reminiscent of old world estates but with a clear Australian accent, it has quickly established itself as one of the most awarded vineyards in the region since its first vintage in 2001.
The original vineyards are now 20yr+ in age although plantings of the 'alternative varieties' (Barbera, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Grigio) are somewhat younger. Winemaking is overseen by Ben Glaetzer in close consultation with owners Peter and Mark Saturno.
"Best Wineries of the Regions" + "5 black stars" Halliday Wine Companion 19/20/21
"Top Wineries of Australia" Huon Hooke, The Real Review 18/19/20
"Medium-deep red with a tint of purple, the bouquet sweetly raspberry/cassis scented, background dried herbs, the fruit out front, the palate full and round and softer than might be expected, the abundant tannins that linger on the finish supple, grainy and balanced. A very smart, genuine nebbiolo." Huon Hooke, The Real Review.
"Longview doing good things with Nebbiolo. The Saturno boys love their Neb. Praise be.Red cherry, almond paste, dried mint, and a little liquorice root. Classic cool Nebbiolo vibes here, medium-bodied, fresh and bright, gentle rasp of tannin offering subtle grip and spiced strawberry flavour, again the spice and perfume on a long and sappy finish. Fragrant and delicate, and so good to drink. Nailed it. Delightful. Hills represent!" Rated : 94 Points. Gary Walsh. The Winefront.
"The Longview Saturnus Nebbiolo 2020 is the latest from the Saturno boys who know the score with Italian varieties in this country. This 2020 Adelaide Hills release is good, ripe, interesting Australian Nebbiolo. There is a bit of the 2020 dried fruit in there – a bit more glacé cherry this year – but it’s still moderate and nicely varietal, carrying a lovely mix of that cherry fruit with hints mushroom and rosemary spice. I’d like a bit more tannins – it’s more approachable Langhe Neb than throaty Barolo, but I admire the mid-weight joy of this rather juicy varietal mode. Best drinking: good now. No need to wait. 17.7/20, 92/100. Andrew Graham OZ Wine Review