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Winemaking at Mount Langi Ghiran has undergone a generational shift into younger hands over the past five years. With this comes innovation, fresh ideas, and a more contemporary knowledge of the science of wine production. Althought wine is a natural product, some intervention can halp separate the great from the ordinary.
Nearly all winemakers will say that their best wines are yet to be made, and this is a mantra at Langi, as we look to the coming vintages with optimism and excitement.
The days of winemaker led wines are now over. The winemaker's job, then, is more as custodian over the vineyard sites. At Langi, the winemakers are fortunate and privileged to have great grapes to start with, to turn into great wine. This is following a shift from uniformly styled, crowd pleasing wines, towards wines having authenticity and genuine personality derived from the vineyards' unique elements and character. Soils, sun, temperature, clone, water, rock and wind are all features of the vineyard to be carried into the bottle.
Shiraz, like Pinot Noir, reflects great diversity and complexity derived from vineyard origin. The majority of Australian Shiraz production, however, neglects this simple truth and instead speaks to an orientation of consumer driven morass wine that has a tendency to bore, and completes internationally on price and label, over inherent wine character. Instead, the winemakers at Langi look for wines of personality and nuance from individual vineyards and regional interest.
In the cellar, this leads us to seek less winemaking manipulation, which through unnecessary complexity confuses and clouds the subtleties of each parcel of grapes. Winemaking manipulation, which through unnecessary complexity confuses and clouds the subtleties of each parcel of grapes. Winemaking manipulation is essential in winemaking for supermarkets, but not for those interested in integrity and honest representation of the land's flavours.