Vintage
2016
Brand
Langi
Title
Riesling
Description

Langi Riesling is selectively hand harvested from our Langi Old Block Riesling vines planted in 1975 at Mount Langi Ghiran. The site’s cool climate, together with granite sands and minimal irrigation, delivers grapes with great purity and vibrant natural acidity.

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Viticulture

Varietal
Riesling (100%)
Vintage
2016
Region
Grampians
Growing Conditions
Langi Riesling is selectively hand harvested from our Langi Old Block Riesling vines planted in 1975 at Mount Langi Ghiran. The site’s cool climate, together with granite sands and minimal irrigation, delivers grapes with great purity and stunning natural acidity.

Two small and very discrete sections within this block have been identified as having distinct attributes and a particularly elevated level of quality and character; these specific locations reflect some subtle differences in topography and soil. One section is defined within 15 panels across 15 rows at the southern crest of the block and brings gloriously pungent aromatic intensity of floral, spice and citrus characters. The second section sits at the north-western corner of the block; the lowest-lying part of the block receiving the mass of cold air drainage. This parcel delivers a scintillating natural acid together with some tighter aromas and flavours that tie the wine together and enhance the wine’s longevity.

As a result, we are able to create a Riesling with great energy, complexity and drive, yet with a certain delicacy that ensures the detail in the wine is crystal clear – and will remain so for the next 30+ years in the cellar.

Tasting Notes

Colour
Pale straw, with vibrant lime green hues.
Nose
Perfumed with white florals, kaffir lime and fragrant citrus, further complexity grows as the wine continues to open, revealing subtle nuances of aromatic ginger and spice.
Palate
Highly defined palate with a core profile of citrus sherbet, crunchy apple and spice. Elegant throughout with a chalky, mineral texture and taut, vibrant acidity which aids balance and exceptional persistence to this deeply complex, layered wine. Compelling Riesling, so expressive of its origin.

Winemaking

Alcohol
11.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Winemaking Notes
Each parcel was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed to a stainless steel tank. The juice was then cold settled and racked with a small proportion of solids.

Fermentation was left to kick off naturally, before inoculating with an alternative (non-saccharomyces) yeast strain, selected for its ability to build texture and complexity, unlocking ‘deeper’ Riesling flavours. This part of the fermentation lasts for a period of four days, after which the ferment is over-seeded with selected saccharomyces yeasts to complete the fermentation to complete dryness at cool temperatures.

Each of the two parcels are left on gross-lees for a period of four months to further build complexity and mouthfeel around the definitive ‘Langi’ acidity. The wine was then racked, blended and bottled in July 2016

Professional Reviews

Rating Value
93
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Huon Hooke
Publication
The Real Review
Review
Light to medium yellow colour, with a malt and almond meal bouquet, a very different bouquet to the Cliff Edge from the same vineyard and vintage. The acid level is significantly higher here, too, and the wine is tight and nervy, crisp and refreshing and also quite complex. It's almost as if there is a little barrel-work involved, such is the layering of the bouquet and texture of the palate. A very fine wine, drinking nicely now and well worth cellaring. Drink 2018 to 2028
Rating Value
94
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Publication
Halliday Wine Companion 2019
Review
A roll of lemon curd, lime, Thai herb, ripe brown pear and bitter almond scents kick off the dialogue. The palate, lightweight but brimming with intensity akin to a richer wine, is soused with marzipan. Again, this estate is not afraid of exploiting grape skin phenolics for their grip, texture and capacity to balance a wine across a litany of dishes. Very Old World in its composure; Australian in its joyousness. An ode to a challenging year!
Vintage
2016
Brand
Langi
Title
Riesling
$ 35.00 retail price per bottle
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$ 35.00 total + shipping

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