Longview 'Fresco' Nebbiolo 2017

£18.00

This wine is a bit of a curiosity, it's kind of like when you go to a rave only to discover that your old English teacher is working the decks....

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This wine is a bit of a curiosity, it's kind of like when you go to a rave only to discover that your old English teacher is working the decks. You think, 'surely this can't work, I've never once imagined Mr Williams in this context, the universe would invariably implode if these two opposing forces of my life somehow coalesced.' Then it turns out Mr Williams is a badass, shares your exact taste in house music and spins those records as if he was a young Tim Westwood, but obviously infinitely better.


If you've never experienced this phenomenon unfortunately this similarly may pass over your head but we'll soldier on. Nebbiolo is typically found in the traditional Italian winemaking region of Piemonte, where it is wonderful. Yet here we find Nebbiolo made with minimal intervention in Adelaide Hills. You might be sceptical, then you discover the 2017 Nebbiolo Fresco displays bright aromas of cherry-cola partnered with savoury spice, roses and violets. The palate is refreshing with cherry and strawberry characteristics before finishing with a savoury edge, fine tannins and well-balanced acidity. See, just like your old teacher at a rave!


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 has quickly established itself as one the most awarded vineyards in the region since its first vintage in 2001. Longview Vineyard is a little warmer than other Adelaide Hills' sites but its wines are still decidedly cool climate in style showing restraint and finesse without sacrificing depth. Longview Vineyard is minimal in everything they do. They do not allow broad spectrum insecticides and believe in minimal sulphur in both the vineyard and winery. No dairy and/or egg is used in any of their wines. Two clones of Nebbiolo, 111 and F12V13 were allocated for Fresco from their oldest blocks (est. 1995). 111 makes up 85% of the blend, selected for its amazing perfume characters and softer tannins; F12V13 provides backbone and structure. The fruit was hand-picked, then cold soaked on skins for 5 days and pressed into stainless steel. Ferment continued cold, left on lees and allowed to go through partial natural malolactic fermentation softening the acidity. The aim of this process is to harness the aromatics whilst still extracting tannin.
Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
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Standard

£4.95

FREE

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Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

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Saturday £11.95
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Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.