Trophy Best Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio - 2021 Melbourne Royal Wine Awards
Longview is a stunning family owned Australian vineyard located just outside the historic township of Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills. Set on undulating slopes reminiscent of classic old world estates, it is now one of the most consistent producers in the acclaimed region.
Longview’s 'Queenie' Pinot Grigio has quickly established itself as one of Australia's most popular examples of this variety, with the 2021 release reflecting a return to ideal growing conditions.
Awarded the Trophy for 'Best Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio' at the 2021 Melbourne Royal Wine Awards, this is a beautifully vibrant and aromatic example with pear, orange blossom and quince notes leaping out of the glass. The palate shows lovely structure with apple, nashi pear and lemon zest flavours supported by a nice line of natural acidity. Another sensational Pinot Grigio from Longview that is well deserving of the attention it's currently receiving.
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 flavoursome, graceful cool climate wines.
Longview's Yakka Shiraz has become synonymous for high quality Adelaide 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 their Gruner Veltliner has marked itself as one of Australia's most promising examples of this native Austrian white wine variety.
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