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Golden run for Langi Shiraz
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Mount Langi Ghiran has taken out top honours for its famed Shiraz at the 2007 National Wine Show in Canberra – taking home The Australian Wine Archives Shiraz Trophy (2005 and older vintages) for the 2005 Mount Langi Ghiran ‘Langi’ Shiraz.
At the same show, the winery was awarded three Gold medals for three consecutive vintages of Langi Shiraz, evidence of the track record of this renowned label.
Mount Langi Ghiran Chief Winemaker Dan Buckle has been at the helm since the 2004 vintage, after a number of years working with founding winemaker Trevor Mast and learning what makes this special site tick.
“I’m really pleased with the consistency and distinction of the Shiraz we’ve been making over the past few vintages,’ said Dan.
The National Wine Show accolades follow great success on the show circuit including gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (2004 Langi Shiraz) and two trophies for the 2005 vintage wine at the Victorian Wines Show late last year — the Best Shiraz Trophy & Overall Best Red Wine of the Show, as well as Gold for the 2004.
“We’ve been doing a lot of work identifying the elements that make this site so unique – the ancient granitic soils, the Grampians climate and the clone of the 40 year old vines.
The characters we see in the fruit from this site are remarkable, so the more we can understand about this vineyard, the more we can nurture its potential,” Dan said.
“The Langi Shiraz ‘Old Block’ planted by the Fratin brothers in 1963 has produced some exceptional and internationally acclaimed wines, yet we believe the great promise of this site is still to be realised,” he added.
The 2005 Langi Shiraz (RRP$55) will be released in March 2008. Small quantities of the 2004 vintage are still available.