2023 Cliff Edge Riesling

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The 2023 Cliff Edge Riesling is sourced solely from the Bayindeen Vineyard. Langi’s cool climate, together with granite sands and minimal irrigation delivers fruit of purity and stunning natural acidity, creating a wine of great balance and cellaring potential.

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Viticulture

Riesling (100%)
2023
Grampians, Victoria
Vineyard: Mount Langi Ghiran Estate – Bayindeen Vineyard Date of harvest: 21 March 2023 Average Vine Age: 45+ years Clone: Vine material from Great Western 1976, on own roots Method: Machine harvested Soil type: Red duplex with granitic sands, shot through with ironstone nodules and quartz fragments

Tasting Notes

Clear pale straw with a green hue, and water-white rim.
Lime and marsh grapefruit zest with a hint of white florals.
Tense but generous lime sherbet on the palate, paired with the trademark “Langi” chalkiness on the finish. Acid will support this wine for several years to come.
10+ years

Winemaking

13%
750ml
Pressed to tank and fermented cool, held on lees for four months.

Professional Reviews

92
It’s the texture of this wine that I particularly like. It has some weight and richness, but feels very chalky and firm. The flavours are lime, ripe grapefruit and apple, a flicker of aniseed, stony and a little bit savoury, with plenty of crunch and grip on a finish of good length, a slight lemon peel (in a martini) bite to close. Stylish.
91
With acidity that is tightly coiled and not dissimilar to a pull-back toy car, this Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge is a long and moreish Riesling that will age gracefully. From vines that are more than 45 years old, pie apple, apple sours and pears offer a welcoming introduction, but the tight and tense feels are never far from the action. Little white flowers add some prettiness with a surge of lime cordial rippling through the mid-palate and a chalky dryness whipping up the tail. That persistent finish delivers a moreishness, but gee, I'd like to see this in a few years time with some bottle age.
Review
Fresh and tart: lots of lemon-lime and tart yellow plum and sour cherries all conspiring to make a lip-smacking, saline/mineral-driven wine. Though it sounds extreme, it is not: it’s balanced and elegant but does have lots of personality.