2020-Halliday Wine Companion Results
We are proud to present our 2020 Halliday Wine Companion results.
Red Series festival in Ballarat
Join Mount Langi Ghiran team at Red Series Saturday 27th July 2019 in Ballarat.
Our team will be showing the 2017 Cliff Edge Riesling, the 2017 Cliff Edge Shiraz and the 2017 Spinoff Pinot Noir.
The Red Series is a gathering of the very best cellar doors from the Pyrenees and Grampians wine regions, in the Mining Exchange, right in the heart of Ballarat and a two-minute walk from the train station. Enjoy fine cool climate Shiraz and other varietals on tasting and take home a new favourite wine or two. Over 20 wineries from the Grampians and Pyrenees.
Vintage 2019 Q&A with Adam Louder
We sit down with Adam Louder after his first vintage as Chief Winemaker at Mount Langi Ghiran. No stranger, Adam has spent a great deal of time at Langi at different points throughout his career. In fact, Adam’s career began at Langi as a cellar hand under the legendary Trevor Mast.
Vintage 2019 update
As we come to the end of Vintage 2019 harvest we sat down with Mount Langi Ghiran Viticulturist, Damien Sheehan who has been a part of the team since 1996.
Vintage is an exciting time at the winery, we have a large vintage team from around the world and you can feel the excitement when picking begins. The team make time for us to give us an update on Vintage 2019 which is moving fast.
introducing Talus, the best of our estate
A REFLECTION OF OUR UNIQUE TERROIR
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There is an intrinsic element that a lot of people miss about terroir, even the French, although the French came up with the word! Terroir, it isn’t just the soil and the climate and the vines that grow there. Terroir is also about the people, the custodians of the land. More precisely, it is their understanding and knowledge. Without this, you cannot realise the full potential of what Mother Nature has given you.
Our 5th Langton’s Classification
The Langi Shiraz has proudly retained its ‘Excellent’ rating in the Langton’s Classification VII.
Consistently producing exquisite, elegant wines throughout the late eighties and nineties earned Langi Shiraz it’s first place on the Langton’s Classification II. Eighteen years on, the Mount Langi Ghiran icon wine continues to rate, this year marking its fifth consecutive Excellent Classification.
Introducing Adam Louder
Mount Langi Ghiran’s new Head Winemaker
Adam is a Grampians man through and through. Not only is he born and bred in the Grampians, his career first began at Langi as a cellar hand under Trevor Mast in 1998 and then working with subsequent chief winemaker Dan Buckle.
2017 Spinoff Pinot Meunier
James Brady planted his Pinot Noir vineyard in 1984. When he collected his cuttings from one of the world’s oldest Pinot Noir plantings he was blissfully unaware that he had also collected some Pinot Meunier cuttings. It was more than ten years later when James and our viticulturist Damien Sheehan realised that sprinkled throughout his Pinot Noir vineyard were Pinot Meunier vines, distinctive for their fine, white, downy growth.
3 RAVENS, A COLLABORATION
You’re invited to join us for Wet & Wild: A Celebration of Land & Sea hosted by 3 Ravens Brewing Co.
We are celebrating our collective passion for Beer and Winemaking which has seen the evolution of our own Spinoff series. The team from 3 Ravens have experimented with our barrels and skins in their beer making process, resulting in a trio of Wild Ravens beers.
Reflections on the 2016 vintage
Reflections from our Winemakers
Vintage 2016 was challenging at Mount Langi Ghiran. The devastating hail event that swept the vineyard at 1am on the 28th of January was a shock to the system and a spanner to our plans; a stark reminder that Mother Nature is in control here, and is ultimately the determinant of the quality and character of our wines from year to year.
Wine & Symphony (looking back at a special event held at Langi in November 2017)
Wine, a cheese feast, vineyard promenading and sun basking, culminating with 40 minutes of a performance by musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a glass of Langi Shiraz in your hand.
Looking for the perfect wine to pair with a Christmas Pudding?
It’s that time of year where it’s all about indulging in our favourite annual pleasures – and really Christmas is only complete with a decadent plum pudding served with lashings of brandy butter (or brandy custard) enjoyed with a glass of something special.
2017 November frost in Southern Victoria
The vineyards at Mount Langi Ghiran look splendid!
If you like visiting cellar doors and enjoying wine tastings now is the time, it is when the vineyard is looking its best: lush, green and abundant. Normally, we would have been experiencing these conditions for the last month, instead this year the vines have taken a little while to shake off the winter blues.
Cliff Edge Shiraz & Cliff Edge Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 releases
New releases are always an exciting time of the year.
It represents the achievement of months of work and sometimes years of wait and patience. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to the 2014 Cliff Edge Shiraz and 2014 Cliff Edge Cabernet Sauvignon.
1998 Langi Shiraz – Mike Bennie 2017 review
Tasted: Nov 2017
Drink: 2017 – 2023
[…] From a good cellar and a generous friend. Of course, 1998 is regarded as a very good year for wine from the Grampians. The back label gave it 15 years for optimum drinking…
About a year ago our viticulturist Damien Sheehan and our vineyard team decided to create a nursery at Mount Langi Ghiran. Thus nursery is an endeavour to conserve our precious stocks of old vines, their pedigree traces back over 150years to the swiss settlers that pioneered viticuture in the Grampians.
In October, while the first scions from the Old Block Shiraz and Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon planted last year were commencing their second season, new cuttings were added in the nursery.
Campbell Mattinson reviews our 2015 Reds
The latest reviews from Campbell Mattinson by the Wine Front.
End of Vintage 2015
Langi Old Block, the source of the ‘Langi Shiraz’ is a very special site. Planted in 1963, the vines deliver fruit of extreme complexity, deeply evocative aromas and flavours, and stunning fineness. Old Block was picked in 10 different parcels, and each bunch was hand selected – all with the aim of capturing the uniqueness and nuance of each section of the block.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016
The 2012 and 2013 Mast Shiraz were respectively scored 98 points and 97 points by James Halliday. We like to think these exceptional results convey our efforts to fulfill Trevor’s legacy at Langi. We like to think these exceptional results convey our efforts to honour Trevor’s legacy at Langi.
Amongst Great Company | Halliday Top 3 Best Shiraz
Our 2015 Langi Shiraz (98 points) is one of James Halliday’s Top 3 Best Shiraz Wines of the Year, in the company of inimitable wine brands 2012 Henschke Hill of Grace ($825) and 2012 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange ($850), an honour for the Mount Langi Ghiran team.
All Hail Mother Nature
We don’t see a lot of water out here at Mount Langi Ghiran. The dry, slightly parched feeling is becoming ever so familiar to me, and is now something I strongly associate with premium cool climate winemaking in the best regions of Victoria, such as the Grampians. For my wife, however, who hails from the Gold Coast, living at Mount Langi Ghiran in the Grampians and being solely reliant on rainwater, has been an awakening.
We experienced an awakening in a more literal sense in the early hours of Thursday, 28th of January.
A new friendship
When Isa Bal, Head Sommelier of the Fat Duck Group first came to Mount Langi Ghiran in March this year, a spark was lit. Three months later, the 2012 Langi Shiraz was introduced to the degustation menu Fat Duck Melbourne.
2015 Cliff Edge New Release
Mount Langi Ghiran is delighted to announce the release of its 2015 Cliff Edge wines.
2015 was a very special vintage at Mount Langi Ghiran, predominantly for two main reasons:
Firstly, 2015 provided near perfect conditions for grape growing.
Vintage 2017 is not over yet
So far the 2017 Vintage is an absolute gem for the team at Langi. Ideal conditions for a slow ripening, which is key for Mount Langi Ghiran wine to develop complex flavours.
Earlier this vintage, Melbournians suffered from a cold and wet Spring, but for Langi it has been really exciting. After all we are a cool climate wine producer.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017
This year marks the 25th year of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Food and wine lovers in their hundreds and thousands each year indulge in bespoke events that fill Melbourne’s labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements, dizzying rooftops as well as spilling into spectacular regional Victoria.
This year Mount Langi Ghiran is involved in a variety of events over the festival period:
2015 Spinoff Skin Contact Riesling
The Old Riesling block at Mount Langi Ghiran, planted in 1977, has produced some incredible wines over the years; the clever combination of site selection and clonal selection has yielded some glorious Riesling fruit for our indulgent winemakers to play with in the winery.
Spinoff Skin Contact Riesling was inspired by the idea of exploring the texture element to an extreme, whilst also opening up an entirely new spectrum of aroma, flavour and taste through long-term skin contact.
2015 Spinoff Barbera
Italian immigrants, the Fratin Brothers, originally planted the Mount Langi Ghiran vineyard in 1963 captivated by the sentimental notion that it reminded them of home. They planted vines, nut trees and fig trees to create their little piece of Veneto here in Australia. Unable to find any Italian wine varieties they instead planted the local Shiraz vine… this Shiraz has since become the famed source of Langi Shiraz.
2015 Spinoff Chardonnay
Chardonnay was planted at Mount Langi Ghiran in 1985 on the most eastern face of the property. This vine material is old, and its origins are largely unknown and somewhat mysterious.
This fruit typically produces Mount Langi Ghiran Blanc de Blancs sparkling; a reflection of its dazzling natural acidity and early flavor development. Now over 30 years old, these chardonnay vines are delivering beautiful fruit with great drive and generosity of flavor, with a tension that keeps building amidst the expanding fruit and subtle “Langi” spice.
Spinoff | A new facet of Mount Langi Ghiran
Introducing Mount Langi Ghiran Spinoff – the result of winemaker’s creativity and desire to create different wines that express the full diversity of the Mount Langi Ghiran’s terroir and beyond.
Spin-off: noun /ˈspɪnɒf/
“[…] derived incidentally from the application of existing knowledge […]” – Collins English dictionary
Wine Island Sydney
Wine Island is a 4 day wine festival taking place on Clark Island, Sydney Harbour on Thursday 10 Nov – Sunday 13 Nov, 2016.
Wine Island’s philosophy is to showcase innovative wineries and alternative grape varieties alongside the
traditional to ensure this a wine festival with a difference. Mount Langi Ghiran will bring on the island and will be presenting for the first time in Sydney wines from a new limited range Mount Langi Ghiran Spinoff.
The 36th release of Langi Shiraz
On Thursday 1st September, Chief winemaker Ben Haines was introducing the 36th release of the Langi Shiraz – the 2014 Langi Shiraz.
In the 2017 James Halliday Wine Companion, the industry doyen gave the 2014 Langi Shiraz 98 points and described the wine like “an orchestra playing Beethoven”. This unusual comparison is spot on for the guests of the event who had the chance to enjoy the 2014 Langi Shiraz accompanied by a small performance by musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
2014 Langi Shiraz release dinner
Chief Winemaker Ben Haines will first introduce the new release of the iconic Langi Shiraz before a small performance by musicians of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra leading the evening to a 5 courses dinner carefully matched to Mount Langi Ghiran wines.
Review | Campbell Mattinson | Winefront
“Mast Shiraz has been a positive addition to the Mount Langi Ghiran stable if annual releases. To say the least.
This is much lighter than the hulking 2013 release but as we all know, that’s not necessarily a bad thing; indeed the opposite. It’s more of a water colour than an oil painting. It’s succulent, peppery, fine, you’d even call it intricate. Everything about the wine says finesse. The flow of fruit, the weave of
WINERY OF THE MONTH | ROB GEBBES MW
In this months newsletter by Rob Geddes MW, he names Mount Langi Ghiran, Winery of the Month
En Primeur 2014 Mast Shiraz
After a recent tasting, Mount Langi Ghiran winemaking team have decided to release the 2014 Mast Shiraz in January 2017.
With only 177 dozen produced for the 2014 vintage and aware of the high demand for the Mast Shiraz, Mount Langi Ghiran has chosen to allocate this wine with priority to its wine club members and consumers. To guarantee members and consumers priority access, the team will run en primeur sale at cellar door
Spreading a mulch under vines is not a new idea, like any home garden, mulch will improve the soil quality and improve the moisture holding properties of the soil.
Mast Shiraz scores 98 and 97pts
In 2012 we decided to create Mast Shiraz, our tribute to Trevor Mast, a legend of Australian winemaking and Mount Langi Ghiran’s first winemaker.
Recently the 2 first vintages of this wine, 2012 and 2013, were respectively scored 98points and 97points by the industry doyen James Halliday. We like to think these exceptional results convey our efforts to honour Trevor’s legacy at Langi.