Longhop Riesling 2020
Inaugural release. 92 Points “cool, fine acidity .. so good to drink.”
Longhop is a winemaking venture between 2 high school friends, Tim Freeland and Dominic Torzi (of leading Eden Valley winery, Torzi Matthews) and these guys continue to shake things up as far as the quality to price wine ratio goes…this wine (sourced from 3 Adelaide Plains vineyards) is extraordinary for the price.
The former Gawler high school mates seized upon an idea in 2002 of salvaging some of the last remaining old vine vineyards in the Adelaide Plains and making icon wines from that region. Vineyards were secured, old vines a priority. Their small band of growers have since embraced the ideal of delivering premium grapes in order to showcase the power and rich fruit flavours the Adelaide Plains and adjoining Mt Lofty Ranges has to offer. The wines are made with minimal intervention. Open fermented and basket pressed. No fining or filtration is used prior to bottling.
Longhop’s inaugural riesling release! Sourced from a single site in the small hamlet village of Forreston situated in the beautiful panoramic Adelaide Hills.
15 year old vines. Hand picked, partial whole bunch pressed. Natural cold settling before racking with suspended solids remaining for ferment at low temperature for several weeks. Continuing with lees aging before racking and natural cold settling prior to bottling. 12.5% alc.
From the winemaker about this release: “This Riesling exhibits perfumed florals, spicy aromas with intense lemon, lime and apple with lovely texture and length. A terrific all-rounder suited to an array of Asian and Mediterranean inspired seafood and white meat dishes.”
92 Points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front “The Hills are alive, to the sound of Riesling. Floral, vanilla, and flowering basil, but the rest of it puts me in mind of a gin and tonic, with a healthy squeeze of lime juice. There’s also a bit of smokiness and green apple crunch. Juicy, certainly that green apple and green melon rind is a bit of a feature, with cool fine acidity, and floral perfume trailing on a firm and flinty finish. Quite the charmer, and so good to drink around about now.”
90 points, Tony Love, Halliday’s Wine Companion “Sourced from the Forreston district, partial whole bunches and lees ageing have added a little body and texture here, with oft-seen regional apple and lemon notes after a floral introduction. A light dusting of pitch and acidity aids mouthfeel.”
RRP $24 Our Price $19.99
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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