Longhop is the impressive partnership of Domenic Torzi and Tim Freeland; designed to showcase what the Adelaide Plains and adjoining Mt Lofty Ranges regions does best. Sourcing precious old vine "survival plantings" of the 1950's coupled with a non-interventional approach to winemaking, the wines of Longhop are always generously flavoured and packed with personality.
This 2020 Longhop Grenache is another super value red; typically approachable it delivers plenty of lively dark cherry, raspberry and plum flavours with some dried herb and subtle spice notes. Offering impressive balance and depth, this is a delicious Grenache ready to be enjoyed now.
"Old vine, Adelaide Plains grenache. Boy. Gosh. This is vivid. And plush. And exuberant. And about as delicious as they come. It has polish, it has raspberry and sweet spice flavours aplenty, and it’s juicy. It’s the kind of wine that will evoke a myriad of flavour descriptors but the net effect will be the same: it’s a wine of gorgeous drinkability. No hesitation. 92 Points Tasted: Oct20 Alcohol: 14.5% alc. $20 Screwcap Drink: 2020 - 2026+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
"92 Points. Old-school grenache character with whole berries and part whole bunch, minimal plunging, on skins for just 6 days and finishing ferments in barrel. It's light and bright crimson in the glass, lifted with cherry fruit and garden herbs in its airs and palate. Medium bodied, simple, gluggable grenache. $20. 14.5% alc. Drink by 2024" - Tony Love, winecompanion.com.au.