Originally established in the 1870s, Mount Langi is nestled in the Grampians at the southern end of the Great Dividing Range in Victoria and is one of Australia's most distinguished wine producers. Rated 5 stars by James Halliday, he describes them as “A maker of outstanding cool climate peppery Shiraz, crammed with flavour and vinosity.”
The Cliff Edge Shiraz is 100% estate grown, showcasing the Shiraz vine’s affinity for the granite slopes of Mount Langi Ghiran. The 2015 vintage provided near perfect conditions for grape growing. A long dry Summer with warm days and cool nights resulted in slow and steady ripening, ideal for producing Shiraz of distinctive character with immense complexity and spice.
Small batches and an array of winemaking techniques are used here, including a portion of grapes that undergo whole bunch fermentation, to accentuate the subtle nuances of florals and spice found throughout the vineyard, creating a wine with individuality. Open fermenters are used, the skins are plunged, and there is a portion of whole bunch fermentation which included some Pigeage (treaded by foot) The barrels used to make this wine are 100% French oak of which 25% - 30% are new.
The Cliff Edge Shiraz is deep purple in colour with crimson hues. The aromas are vivid of red, black fruits perfumed with blue florals and bountiful spice. On the palate this wine is supremely elegant and supple. This restrained and deeply layered red has heady perfumes of pristine blue florals and pepper scents, bright red and black berries intertwine seamlessly with subtle oak notes. It’s long and persistent, underpinned by fine, chewy tannins finishing with mouth-watering freshness.