Working with fruit from twenty-year-old vines in the undulating hills of Victoria’s Pyrenees, winemaker Leighton Joy uses a light hand and a deft touch to craft thoughtful, complex wines built for the cellar as well as the dinner table.
That this wine is unknown outside the winery and has been acquired exclusively by Langton’s means that the value represented here is remarkable.
We are also delighted to introduce the Pyren range, showcasing with finesse the terroir of this unique region. From the thoughtful, deep expressions of the Earthscape reds, to the sheer drinkability of the Little Ra Ra range, it’s time to explore.
The Pyrenees is located in western Central Victoria and was settled during the gold rush of the 1850s. The region is located northeast of the Grampians, north of the Great Dividing Range. Many of the vineyards are planted with an easterly aspect at an altitude of around 350 to 400m on quartz and decomposed slatey soils over Friable clay. Low rainfall in the area necessitates drip irrigation. Temperatures during the growing season are moderated by late afternoon southerly breezes. The Pyrenees is best known for producing cool climate peppery Shiraz and well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon.