Langton’s is proud to be first to market with the inaugural vintage of this Riesling, a selection from a very special part of the famous Contours vineyard.
When it comes to Eden Valley Riesling, no name is greater than the Langton’s Classified Contours Riesling from Pewsey Vale.
The Contours vineyard was first planted in 1841, but the distinctive site we know today -- with vines planted along the contours of an Eden Valley hillside rather than in straight rows -- dates from the 1960s.
From 1961 in fact, and this new wine comes from a single block of the oldest vines, planted in that year on a north-facing slope.
The Contours Riesling is released with five years of bottle age. This new wine -- although almost equally ageworthy -- is a more approachable style and therefore suitable for release (like most other Rieslings) in the year following vintage.
For many (or most) the 1961 Block Riesling will be indistinguishable from The Contours. The value here is obvious.