The vineyards of Mount Langi Ghiran are nestled between two dramatically beautiful mountain ranges on the southern edge of the Great Dividing Range in Western Victoria, 180 km west of Melbourne. Pronounced “Mount Langee Jeeran”, the name is Aboriginal for “Home of the Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo”. The initial vineyards were planted by the Fratin brothers in 1963, on the site of a vineyard that had been in operation at the turn of the century. Their first plantings were Shiraz, and initially, the grapes were sold to neighbouring winemakers. The exceptionally high quality of their fruit quickly drew a strong following and encouraged the Fratins to begin making their own wine. In 1979, Trevor Mast was appointed consultant winemaker. Inspired by the potential of the vineyard and keen to develop it further, he purchased the property in 1987. Two partnerships followed, until in late 2002 the property was purchased by the Rathbone family, also proprietors of Yering Station winery in the Yarra Valley. Dan Buckle joined the winemaking team at Mount Langi Ghiran in 2003 and brings to the team not only a great breadth of winemaking experience gained both in Australia and abroad, but skills across a variety of disciplines.
The start of wine production in this region dates back to the 1860s brothers Joseph and Henry Best established a vineyard near Concongella. This is now the jewel in the crown of Best’s Wines. This region is ideally suited to Shiraz – intense berry and black pepper characteristics sometimes accompanied by tinges of eucalyptus. Also noted as particularly good for Riesling. The climate is regarded as cool ‘continental’. The main wine styles: Red – Shiraz; Sparkling; White – Riesling.
Intense and aromatic. Lemon grass, verbena and kaffir lime notes, followed by complex citrus flavours and hints of blossom. Fine acidity with terrific fruit precision. Great length.
£11.99 a bottle
6 in stock