The native Austrian variety of Gruner Veltliner continues to attract plenty of attention in Australia with Longview of the Adelaide Hills one winery leading the charge. The 2018 Longview Kuhl Gruner Veltliner offers plenty of subtle grapefruit, pear and earthy peppery notes on the nose, leading to a nice textured palate, with mineral characters, citrus note and excellent texture and depth. A white wine of excellent food appeal, we'd suggest seafood, spice Asian and pork dishes.
"Tasted back in July, and it had only just been bottled. Likely better again now. White pepper, daikon, green pear, etc. Nice and dry, savoury, almost umami, root vegetables, some green herb, but fruit is there too, albeit in a more racy style. Bright finish. Classy. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: Jul18 Alcohol: 13% Price: $25 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2026"- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
"Textural, enticing and evocative aromas: like a warm spring roll yet with a steely aroma, underpinned by delicate, assertive crab apple with sliced green beans and light brown spice. Personality plus. Great texture, presence, balance and length of flavour. Still punching among the Australian heavyweights RRP: $26 Alc: 13% Rating: 18.25/20" - Regan Drew, vinonotebook.com
Longview is located on the South Eastern Ridge of the Mt Lofty Ranges and to the south has the southern ocean and to the east Lake Alexandrina. This accounts for a slightly higher average temperature than the rest of the Adelaide Hills while still remaining a cool-climate site. Most rainfall occurs in winter and throughout summer warm days are followed by cool winds shifting from the southern waters of Lake Alexandrina and the coast. Consequently these conditions result in a very high diurnal range which is quite site specific, ensuring a breadth of flavours and aromatics in the grape berry.
Longview wines are all from its single estate and therefore much of the work to provide depth and character is completed in the vineyard. Each block is serviced differently, in order to build complex flavour profiles which are then fermented separately and blended to make the wine of any one vintage. With a site perfect for Macclesfield’s unique micro-climate, Longview Vineyard produces exceptional fruit for graceful cool climate wines.
Longview's Yakka Shiraz has become synonymous for high quality Adealaide Hills Shiraz, as has their Whippet Sauvignon Blanc, which is always one of the leading examples from the Adelaide Hills. Other standouts from Longview are their high quality Cabernet Sauvignon while in recent times the 'KUHL' Gruner Veltliner has marked itself as one of Australia's most promising examples of this native Austrian white wine variety.
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