Sourcing precious old vine survival plantings of the 1950s, and coupled with our non-interventional approach to winemaking, Longhop Wines found it’s provenance in handcrafting the lush, generous and full flavours of yesteryear. We create expressive
wines showcasing, fruit, season and birth place.
Whole berry ferment in five ton open top fermenters with soft pump overs and minimal hand plunging. On skins for seven days, then basket pressed into young seasoned oak with ferment finishing off in barrel. Matured in French and American oak. Two rackings prior to blending and unfiltered bottling.
17th consecutive vintage release of our flagship variety. A full bodied style, mouth filling flavour with a rich palate heading into black fruits, leather, mulberry and spice. Notes of cedary oak and firm tannins keep pulling the flavours through. Impressive length, very drinkable now, cellar to 8+ years.
No animal based fining agents used, Vegan friendly
*Vintage may vary. Every effort is made to ensure the current vintage is displayed, however variations can occur.
Please note that this product is not held in our warehouse and a slight delay in dispatch may occur.
About The Winery
Like a lot of Australian winemaking outfits, Longhop all started with two mates and one shared dream.
Domenic Torzi (of Torzi Matthews) and Tim Freeland are two former high school friends who decided to salvage some of the last old vineyards in the Adelaide Plains that remained after the vine pull of the 1980's.
These gnarly old survivor vines produce lush wines full of flavour, and capture the distinctive essence of this beautiful region.
|Adelaide Plains, SA
|Grilled or roasted meaty dishes
|Award winning winery