Longview Fresco 2021


Summer reds do not have to be silly and frivolous. No reason they can’t be seriously good wines, which just happen to suit our warmer conditions. This fine example is an Adelaide Hills blend, a combo of 37.5% Nebbiolo, 35.5% Pinot Nero, 16% Barbera and 11% Dolcetto. The immediate impression is a pale crimson wine redolent of strawberries, cherries, bright and yet soft with red fruit notes plus a touch of bay leaves. Gentle tannins though deceptively grippy before a finish with decent length and surprises with its intensity plus a texture that is appealingly gentle. Drink over the next couple of years. Chill this cracking Summer red too, if that is your thing.