The 2010 vintage saw the end of the drought with the vineyard receiving a good amount of rain at all the right times. The heat wave that affected much of Victoria in this year did not cause any problems for Mount Langi.
Fruit was meticulously hand selected from these old vines, the best grapes and parcels were separated allowing for this fine wine to shine through. This method leaves a considerable portion of fruit on the vine, but permits the exclusion of shriveled fruit as well as green berries. Moreover, this process responds to the natural variation within the vineyard block caused by aspect, warmth and exposure to wind and sunlight. A percentage of whole bunch fermentation adds perfume and lift to the nose, and builds further tannic structure.
- VIC - Other Victorian
There’s more elegance, finesse, complex whole bunch-driven character and excitement in the wine. This is a spectacular wine in the making.97 Points - Nick Stock, The Good Wine Guide 2012
The crimson hue is good, but disconcertingly light; the bouquet is fragrant and spicy, the light- to medium-bodied palate with complexity and elegance, the spicy red berry fruits running through to a well-balanced palate, aok and tannins well controlled Rating 93 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Vibrant purple with dense purple rim
Complex wine showing blueberry, rapsberry and typical Langi spices. Delicately perfumed, the wine is lifted and with complex spice elements.
Medium body and tightly wound acidity balance with structured tannins which build the palate. Showing great potential at bottling, the wine is brooding and restrained with years to go before its peak. On the palate the wine shows a core of ripe blueberry and raspberry fruits, overlayed with hints of perfumed “spice box” characters. Tight acidity adds length and definition.
Up to 20 years