The Piece 2012 Shiraz

After 18 months in the finest French Oak and over 2 years in the bottle, THE PIECE 2012 SHIRAZ is ready to drink!

 

 

Longview dares to re-invent the wine event, boldly offering a sensory explosion of wine, art, food, dance and music.

Starting in January 2011 and continuing annually people are invited to the vineyard to witness creation as 4 street artists vie for a chance to be featured on the label of Longview’s ‘The Piece’ Shiraz.

Accompanied by all day beats and the smell of BBQ, these professional artists craft individual pieces that Longview’s visitors can literally be a part of as they watch the modern masters at work and vote on the piece that excites them most.

As guests stroll through the most amazing vineyard scenery the Adelaide Hills has to offer, they can sip award winning wine, savour amazing food and witness a live art, dance and music celebration that unfolds before their eyes.

The Art

Call it graffiti, call it genius, call it vandalism if you must but street art is a living breathing medium that is dynamic, daring and innovative.

It’s no longer the misunderstood underground culture it once was and it’s here to stay.

Longview is supporting established and upcoming street artists by involving them in a competition where their imaginations can run wild. As the summer sun sets, the 4 pieces are judged by a panel of experts and the people themselves, with the winner claiming some pretty coveted real-estate … the front label of Longview Vineyard’s ‘The Piece’ Shiraz.

The Creation

Set on undulating slopes in the southern Adelaide Hills, Longview Vineyard’s unique micro-climate is perfect for producing cool-climate Shiraz fruit.

With grapes grown at 350m above sea level coupled with our southern proximity, the diurnal range our vines enjoy creates an environment of sun-kissed days, cool nights and ocean breezes that allow to fruit to chill-out nicely. These factors form an extended ripening period which allows the fruit hang on the vine for longer creating a harmony of life-sustaining natural acid, concentration of heady fruit and spice flavours in the grape berry.

Longview’s ‘The Piece’ shatters all typecasts with this stunning super-premium Shiraz, offering a rarefied wine for connoisseurs and punters alike, wrapped in art that is and always has been for the people. Its style, finesse, longevity and structure will open new horizons for what Shiraz can be.   

2012 was an outstanding vintage. Winter was relatively dry leading into a temperate spring where fruit set was impeccable. Ripening was uniform across all our shiraz blocks and acids were maintained at exceptionally high levels. Temperatures in Jan/Feb were low and March was dry without major heat spikes resulting in excellent fruit quality and tremendous flavours. All Shiraz for The Piece was handpicked from Blocks 2 and 3 Nth, sorted and fermented in one tonne open fermenters and aged for 24 months in new and old 300 litre French oak hogsheads. 

Once opened it displays aromas of chocolate, maraschino cherry, dried herbs, spice and coffee coupled with restrained pencil shavings of French oak. The palate displays a tightly wound balance of cherry, satsuma plum, blueberries and fresh acidity. Dusty tannins complement the finish which is dry and clean with tremendous length. Cellar for 15 years or more.

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.50g/l Residual sugar: 1.0g/l 
Total acid: 6.8g/l Bottling date: 4 June 2014

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The Piece Project 2016

6 years running and still fresh! The Piece Project is back on Jan 24. 4 street-artists on deck battling to create the next label of The Piece Shiraz. DJ’s prizes and of course, Longview’s award winning wines and slow cooked Hill Country BBQ.

Sunday 24 January 2016, 12–7pm
Longview Vineyard 
154 Pound Road, Macclesfield, 
SA

2016

The Colonist, Hotel Wright St, Joiners Arms and Mile End Hotel are all on board to feed you before we bus you up here to party. Click here for booking forms and get in quick. Only one bus per pub!

60 bucks gets you heaps so download all the info and booking forms below or call Jess at 0400-258-994.

Booking forms: Hotel Wright Street, The Colonist Tavern, The Mile End Hotel, The Joiners Arms.

Bus & Breakfast Packages

Artist One

Art is a creative outlet, for local Adelaide based designer Kiddoe whereby he can experiment with whatever form or medium he feels like, to the tastes of no particular audience.

Artist 1: Kiddoe

Artist Two

A graffiti and tattoo artist from Melbourne, Mayonaize is part of the ID crew and Everfresh Studio known for his bold signature calligraphic and font stylings.

Artist 2: Mayonaize

Artist Three

A 'can-paint-anything' kind of artist—graffiti art/street art/fine art. Dvate has developed his own unique graffiti font and has ridiculously good photo-realistic skills and paints with lots of different artists and crews.

Artist 3: Dvate

Artist Four

Putos loves painting dragons, dogs, lions, gators or any other creature that suits the wall. An expert with creating textures like skin and scales, fire, water and smoke.

Artist 4: Putos

Fresh 92.7 turntablist DJ Ryley will be mashing up the beats, along with DJ TR!P—multi-award winning producer, composer & performer of electronic music.

DJ Ryley & DJ TR!P
THE PIECE PROJECT VIDEO BY FAZZ

Store

Store is everywhere. You just don’t know it yet! Street art, a magazine ad or on the bottom of a skateboard—you have seen Store’s work!

Artists 2011

Fredrock

Founder of Toy Soldiers and respected by some
of the world’s best, Fredrock has been pushing the Adelaide scene forward since the early 90s.

Artists 2011

Stoops

Always on a style chase, Stoops strives to create a feeling of old school nostalgia mixed with space aura, light fantasy and funk explosions.

Artists 2011

Vans

Influenced by subway art in the ‘80s, Vans The Omega hasn’t stopped doing what he loves and doesn’t see an end in sight.

Artists 2011

Beastman

Sydney artist Beastman's detailed and often symmetrical aerosol works have made him one of the most distinctive and prolific emerging artists in Australia.

Artists 2012

Vans

After claiming victory in 2011, Vans the Omega returned to defend the title with his signature street art style rich in detail and geometry.

Artists 2012

Shannon Crees

Based in Sydney, Shannon creates large scale murals calling on a background in fashion design, illustration and graphics.

Artists 2012

Gary Seaman

Influenced by street art, oriental cultures and designer toys, Gary has created a unique style using aerosol, sculpture, screen printing and mixed media painting.

Artists 2012

Phibs

One of the most respected names in Australian street art, Phibs' work is prolific in Melbourne & Sydney, as well as the National Gallery of Australia permanent collection.

Artists 2013

Peque

Hailing from Jalisco Guadalajara, Peque is one of Mexico’s best and most respected artists. Now in Australia creating mind-blowing works of art all around Sydney.

Artists 2013

Tiff Rysdale

A practising artist in Adelaide, Tiffany designs and makes soft toys, brought to life on canvas as living creatures in her paintings.

Artists 2013

Stoops

Always on a style chase, Stoops strives to create a feeling of old school nostalgia mixed with space aura, light fantasy and funk explosions.

Artists 2013

CWR

Painting for over 20 years, CWR is known for his highly stylised figurative based works, he continues to push the boundaries in his fields of graphic, fine and aerosol arts.

Artists 2014

Heesco

Well-known in the Australian street art scene, Heesco has a decade of published work and projects—exploring themes of cultural diversity, heritage, and political issues.

Artists 2014

Orbs

Orbs, Adelaide born and based StyleWriter, painting with aerosol since 98-99, focusing on the manipulation of letters , the heart and soul of aerosol art!

Artists 2014

Mike Maka

Presenting a visual riot that stimulates the mind, Mike Maka has travelled and created work around the world, painting the Berlin Wall to the River Ganges.

Artists 2014

Roger

Roger's work has a strong focus on typography and has developed an organic, yet crisp and sometimes abstract style over many years. 

Artists 2015

Piano

Piano uses geometry and graphic shapes to construct abstract work. Utilising flat colours, he builds depth and interest whilst keeping a clean, minimal, elegant look.

 

 

 

Artists 2015

Duel

Duel started as a graffiti writer in Melbourne early on in the Australian graffiti scene. Known for his complex Wildstyle graffiti utilising intricate geometry and colour.

Artists 2015

Duel

Johnny "Duel" Williams started as a graffiti writer in Melbourne in the early days of the Australian graffiti scene in the early 80s. He is known for his complex style of Wildstyle graffiti which incorporates intricate geometry and a kaleidoscopic use of colour. Duel was active in Melbourne’s northern suburbs with his crew Ghetto Rock and also painted with The Magic Makers.

Duel has contributed to the evolution of graffiti art over the past thirty years, from innovative linework in the late 1980s, to three-dimensional Wildstyle sculptures in the early 1990s and intricate Wildstyle art over the past ten years.

Mike Maka

Presenting a visual riot that stimulates the mind, Mike Maka is a painter who works in a variety of media mainly on walls, canvas and illustration on paper. He has travelled and created work around the world, painting the Berlin Wall to the River Ganges and including acquisitions by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra—and now he adorns Longview’s The Piece Shiraz…

PEQUE

Very proudly hailing from Jalisco Guadalajara, he is, without a doubt, one of Mexico’s best and most respected artists.

After moving out to Aussie shores in search of greener pastures, he has brought nothing but tight skills by creating mind-blowing works of art all around Sydney and now, to Longview.

BEASTMAN

Beastman is an artist based in Sydney. His tightly detailed, often symmetrical paintings depict a parallel world of hope and survival inhabited by his beastlike yet beautiful and emotive characters. One of the most distinctive and prolific emerging artists in Australia Beastman has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and overseas.

Beastman was recently named Best Artist at the 2010 Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards and his large public mural aerosol works can be found all over Australia and in London, Berlin and New York.

Vans The Omega

Using Longview’s landscape as inspiration,
Vans took the out the judges award at the
inaugural Krush Klinic event. Likening our
rolling vineyards to the silhouette of a woman,
Vans seamlessly merged urban street-style
with rural landscape.

Vans was first influenced by hieroglyphics
and ancient letterforms for their beauty and
structure. As a kid while riding the tram or
trains he saw graffiti which really impacted
him. By the early 90s Vans had done his first
piece in the street and finally a whole world
of style opened up.

2008 THE PIECE SHIRAZ

The growing season in 2008 was exceptional in Macclesfield despite
a burst of late heat. We picked all the Shiraz for ‘The Piece’ from
our best performing blocks, which in 2008 were Block 2 North and
the famous Block 3. These ripened bunches were handpicked, berry
sorted and fermented in four separate one tonne open fermenters.

We recommend careful decanting. Once opened it displays aromas
of white pepper, liquorice and chocolate coupled with restrained
French oak. The palate displays a tightly wound balance of cherry,
blueberries and acid. Dusty tannins complement the finish which is
dry and clean with tremendous length. Cellar for 10 years or more.

450 six packs were produced. Alcohol: 14.5%  pH: 3.44
Residual sugar: 0.8 g/l  Date of bottling: 1 June 2011

2009 THE PIECE SHIRAZ

An exceptional growing season in Macclesfield despite a burst of early heat. Cool even temperatures followed ensuring an excellent vintage for Longview and the Adelaide Hills. We picked all Shiraz for ‘The Piece’ from our best performing blocks and aged for 24 months in new and old 300 litre French oak hogsheads.

We recommend careful decanting. Once opened it displays aromas of white pepper, maraschino cherry, liquorice and mocha coupled with restrained French oak. The palate displays a tightly wound balance of cherry, red currant, blueberries and fresh acidity. Dusty tannins complement the finish which is dry and clean with tremendous length. Cellar for 12 years or more.

200 dozen were produced. Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.46  
Residual sugar: 0.5 g/l Date of bottling: 9 August 2012

2010 THE PIECE SHIRAZ

2010 was a vintage for the ages. Winter rains provided a healthy lead in to spring, ripening was very even and February and March was dry and mild. This resulted in excellent fruit quality and flavour. All Shiraz was handpicked, sorted and placed in open fermenters. ‘The Piece’ Shiraz 2010 then saw 18 months in new and old 300 litre French oak hogsheads.

Once decanted the wine displays aromas of white pepper, maraschino cherry, liquorice and mocha, with hints of restrained French oak. The palate is tightly wound with cherry, red currant and blueberries flavours and balanced with fresh acidity. The finish is dry and clean with tremendous length. Cellar for 15 years or more.

2500 bottles produced. Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.51 Residual sugar: 0.8 g/l Date of bottling: 13 September 2012

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