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2016 Longview Boat Shed Nebbiolo Rose

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The folk at Longview are proudly Italian and wear their heritage on their sleeve. Which means when it came to making a Rosé they chose the Italian native Nebbiolo. The resultant wine is the kind of thirst-quenching pink style you need with a heaving table of Tapas. Imbued with a striking nose of Turkish delight, strawberry and roses, a grippy palate with cherry and musky flavours, some gentle tannins, with a long dry finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Introducing a new direction for Longview’s Nebbiolo Rosato. Formerly known as “Boat Shed” this Rosé has been one of the most unique and successful wines in its class over the last 3 years.

This beautiful bottle is printed with fine, filigreed artwork representing the Queen of the Ancient Roman Gods, Juno - goddess of Heaven, Matrimony and Women and was the daughter of the all-powerful Saturn, God of Harvest. An image of Saturn appears on Longview’s Nebbiolo bottle and is the namesake of the Saturno family, owners of Longview Vineyard.

2016 was a vintage with very good yields and amazing fruit concentration. A small selection of our vineyard is planted with the famous Rosé clone of Nebbiolo (CVT CN111) which is ideally suited to producing fantastic dry Rose’s (or Rosato in Italian). With a wonderful salmon pink colour and slightly orange hue the 2016 Nebbiolo Rosato shows lifted orange peel, ripe peach and musk aromas. The palate has mouth filling maraschino cherry, pink grapefruit and musk with crisp acidity and a long fresh finish. Unmistakably Nebbiolo.

The 2016 Nebbiolo Rosato is sourced entirely from Longview’s single-vineyard at Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills. The fruit was hand-picked, then chilled to 10˚C. It was then crushed, de-stemmed and the free run juice separated and fermented for this light rose style. Bentonite fining and coarse earth filtering ensures a clear, bright pink finish.

Alc/vol: 13.0%

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2016 Longview Boat Shed Nebbiolo Rose

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Push out the boat and go long on this one! You'll love this dry, restrained style with nuances of nutmeg and fresh tomatoes over its tangy lemon backbone.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Very pale pink; a heady bouquet with classic sour cherry aromas, the textured palate moving from dry to faintly sweet on the finish, offset by firm acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Very pale pink, typical of nebbiolo rose; while the bouquet doesn't give much away, the palate is entertaining, with cherry, citrus and a subliminal touch of sweetness. Good food rose.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Salmon hue; a strongly savoury bouquet with tar to the fore and framing red fruits; quite sweet at first, the nebbiolo tannin kicks in, and the generosity of sugar and fruit is appreciated; very interesting and best quite cold.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Nebbiolo flavours are quite apparent, and the wine has texture and length; spicy sour cherry notes, and a dry finish. Thoroughly commendable.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007

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