Saturn comes back around to show you everything
Let’s you choose what you will, will not see and then
Drags you down like a stone or lifts you up again
Spits you out like a child, light and innocent.
The Grudge – Tool
The Saturno family name is represented by Saturn and his scythe on the label for one of the flagship wines from Longview.
Longview, Riserva, Nebbiolo, Adelaide Hills, 2015
Don’t let the colour fool you, this has some of the other-worldly mystique of its godly namesake. Varietal tar and roses, asphalt with the earthy stone, steeping cherry, a hedgerow of herbs and tobacco. Full and giving, with stony mineral line leading into just burnt orange skin. Raw tannins that grip then leave you with lingering fruit. Saturn ascends, comes round again. Powerful and worthy.
Wine sample courtesy of Longview Vineyard