Mount Langi Ghiran (Grampians)
❁ Mount Langi Ghiran (Grampians) www.langi.com.au
Rathbone family group Warrak Road, Buangor, VIC 3375
Tel: 03 5354 3207 Fax: 03 5354 3277
This dynamic, go-ahead organic vineyard (now totalling 90 ha) and winery operation owes its reputation to winemaker the late Trevor Mast. It has recently come under the same ownership as top Yarra Valley producer YERING STATION and the wines are now made by Dan Buckle, who is sensitively stamping his own mark. Most celebrated is a remarkable and stylish famously peppery Shiraz, among Australia’s top half-dozen examples of the variety. It is made from 50-year-old vines and, under Buckle’s watch, the fruit is flying, thanks to French oak and a significant element of whole bunch fermentation. A second Shiraz, Cliff Edge, first made in 1999, is chasing on the Langi’s heels, while the reasonably priced Billi Billi (now straight Shiraz from contract grown fruit but initially including some Grenache and Cabernet) has plenty of style if not the greatest depth. Whites are well fashioned including a popular, fruit-driven Cliff Edge Pinot Gris, while Rieslings have become a speciality, with classic dry styles Langi and Cliff Edge (though even here, Buckle is using natural yeasts and lees stirring to build weight and texture).
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