Our LANGTONS Legacy Continues

Published on: 23rd January 2024

Our icon, The Langi Shiraz, has recently been published in LANGTONS Classification 8th Edition; maintaining such classification for over two decades.

The LANGTONS Classification is the pinnacle of recognition for fine and luxury Australian wineries and producers, it is the go-to guide to Australia’s most highly sought-after wines, reflecting consumer demand, collectability, and prices fetched at auction. To make it into the LANGTONS Classification, each wine must have been released for at least ten vintages and have a strong track record in the secondary market.

“Being recognised on the LANGTONS Classification is about more than just making great wine. It ensures that those included are considered by critics, collectors and fine wine aficionados alike as at the very top of their game. The Classification is data-led and based on consistency, quality, clearance and tradability in the market. Internationally the Classification offers winemakers and winemaking regions the opportunity to benchmark themselves against the greatest and most traded wines in Australia. A stylistic form guide for what styles and techniques are hot and what names to keep an eye out for.” – Michael Anderson, Head of Auctions and Secondary Market.

Cool Climate Heroes

‘In Classifications gone by, the richly robed reds of warmer climate parts of South Australia were stalwart wines. While such wines from top names are still loved among collectors, there is clear and irrefutable movement towards lighter styles from cool climate regions…We can see a movement away from the hedonistic, full-bodied reds, with a shift towards lighter styles from cooler climates…’ – Michael Anderson, Head of Auctions and Secondary Market.

Our Langi Shiraz was one of 100 wines recognised in the new classification, with consumer trends said to be moving towards cooler climate wines, with clear trends towards elegance and distinction. As proud pioneers of cool climate wine production, the fact that winedrinkers are seeking cool climate wines is both promising and exciting.

The LANGTONS Classification 8th Edition Magazine is filled with stories of the people and the places that make these benchmark Australian wines. LANGTONS spoke highly of our Langi Shiraz, describing the winemaking process and tasting notes as below.

“The Langi Shiraz block at Mount Langi Ghiran is planted with Swiss clonal material originally sourced from nearby Best’s Concongella Vineyard. Postmodern vinification includes open fermentation with some whole bunch and regular hand plunging, followed by partial barrel fermentation. Maturation takes place for around 14 months in new (45%) and seasoned French oak. The expressive Langi Shiraz is typified by ethereal blackberry, brambly dark cherry, menthol and pepper aromas, married to supple textures and underlying savoury oak.” – LANGTONS

We are deeply proud to have our legacy continually recognised by the LANGTONS Classification.