Vintage
2017
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 stunning natural acidity.

Tantalising lemon and lime flavours, framed with florals and ginger spice. Racy, high acid creates a steely, mineral profile with great delicacy and refinement. Exceptional persistence to this deeply complex, layered wine. Compelling Riesling, so expressive of its origin.

$ 35.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
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Viticulture

Varietal
Riesling (100%)
Vintage
2017
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
Light, bright pale straw, green hues.
Nose
Intensely fragrant and captivating, perfumed with citrus blossom and fresh ginger, complexity growing as the wine continues to open.
Palate
Tantalising lemon and lime flavours, framed with florals and ginger spice. Racy, high acid creates a steely, mineral profile with great delicacy and refinement.

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

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Professional Reviews

Rating Value
95
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Huon Hooke
Publication
The Real Review
Review
Deep, bright purple/red colour with a peppery, red cherry, smoky, fireplace-ash character, also root vegetables; Very light colour and a fresh, intensely fragrant aroma, very impressive and appealing. The wine is steely on the palate, dry and tart and high acid, with a lean profile and great delicacy and refinement. Intense lime and lemon flavours. An excellent young riesling, but it’s very tight and restrained, and demands patience. (This won’t be released for at least another year).
Rating Value
95
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Toni Paterson
Publication
The Real Review
Review
Exceedingly pure and pristine with focused lemon flavours and a long, persistent line of acidity. It has the structure for extended ageing. If drinking young, take care not to overchill.
Reviewer
John Fordham
Publication
The Sunday Telegraph
Review
Finely tuned rielsing from Victoria’s Grampians region, its mature vines adding texture and complexity to an abundance of delicious lemon-lime flavours with a crisp, steely finish. Fresh and inviting as a youngster, it certainly has the potential to create amazingly developped characters with a touch of patience.
Vintage
2017
Brand
Langi
Title
Riesling
$ 35.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 35.00 total + shipping

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