Originally established in the 1870's Mount Langi Ghirans reputation is built on vision, quality and passion.
The vineyards are located in a spectacular setting, at an elevation of 350 metres, situated at the base of the 540 metre cliff face of Mount Langi Ghiran. Directly opposite is the Mount Cole state forest positioning the vineyards within a 30km valley. In 1996 the winery purchased another property on the well protected northern slope of Mount Langi Ghiran which is known as the "Hollows Vineyard". Together with the original vineyards the total area under vine is 225 acres.
The original vineyards were planted in the 1870's when European immigrants traveled to Western Victoria to discover gold. Bringing vines with them from the old country they went about working the rich fertile land of the Western district, creating some of Australia oldest vineyards. The vines were replaced by sheep at the turn of the century, however the site was re established in 1963 by Italian immigrants the Fratin brothers. Their first plantings were the Swiss Clone Shiraz, taken from the 140 year old nursery block in Great Western. They soon discovered that with the unique mix of Mount Langi Ghirans environment they were producing a spicy, pepper complex wine we now know as "Langi Shiraz".
The vineyards of Mount Langi Ghiran are nestled between two dramaticlly beautiful mountain ranges on the southern end of the Great Dividing Range in the Grampians region of Western Victoria. The cool climate of Mount Langi Ghiran is unique for growing wine in Australia, and the Shiraz vines like to take their time to ripen and develop their spicy, peppery flavors making Langi one of the last vineyards to be harvested in Victoria. The vines are elevated but also sit between lofty mountains, this creates a cooling effect particularly in Autumn during ripening, as cold air tumbles down the mountains and flows through the valley at night. Another effect of the mountains is the shadowing of the vineyards before days end thus shortening the effective sunshine hours. These climatic effects are unique to Langi and explain why particularly the Shiraz harvest is late, but more importantly they are significant in producing the benchmark characteristics of Langi Shiraz.
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Deep, dense purple color.
Boysenberry and blackberry fruits, layered with spice and liquorice on the nose.
Fine tannins are supported by bright berry fruit and delicate spice characters, medium bodied with good length of palate. more
A delicate wine originating from our cool climate vineyards. The 2006 Cliff Edge Shiraz is now showing terrific fruit intensity, red fruit flavors, complex spice characters and balanced tannins. Excellent balance of finesse and depth, this wine points the way for Cliff Edge Shiraz in terms of... more
Aromas of blackberry and mulberry fruits interlaced with dark plum characters with mixed spice and hints of pepper. Boldly structured tannins on the palate, with ripe blackberry fruits, spice and tight acidity adding length and definition. Complex savory characters in the background evolve with... more
Aromas of plums, blackberry and classic cool climate pepper characters. On the palate fine tannins are supported by bright berry fruit and delicate spice characters
Excellent value, showing rich plum and spicy complexity typical of Billi Billi. Lovely pepper notes on finish. more
Black pepper and complex spices overlay dark plum and red berry fruits. Plums and spice, with fine supple front palate and ripe tannins giving generous length of palate. more
Billi Billi is made from grower's fruit, specifically 80 to 100 year old bush vines, and some small selections of estate grown fruit. With a focus on fruit intensity over age-ability and complexity, Billi Billi is produced with the drinker in mind - plush texture, fruity Shiraz ready to drink,... more
This wine has uplifted lemon / citrus aromas, and a flinty palate. The excellent balance of grape acid will keep the wine elegant and maintain the pungent aromas for the next 5 years. Our first under Stelvin!
The continuing drought once again saw crop levels greatly reduced, but fruit quality... more
Mount Langi Ghiran is located in the Grampians, a mountainous region west of Melbourne that enjoys cooler nights than most other winegrowing areas in Australia. This is the winery's value bottling, which winemaker Trevor Mast makes from purchased grapes. more
Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2005!
Mount Langi Ghiran is located in the Grampians, a mountainous region west of Melbourne that enjoys cooler nights than most other winegrowing areas in Australia. This is the winery's value bottling, which winemaker Trevor Mast makes from purchased grapes. The cool... more
Matured in a blend of new French and older American oak for 18 months, this wine shows blueberry and blackberry fruit with complex spice aromas and supple tannins.
Hints of earth and licorice flavors support the fine acidity and length of palate. more