Langton’s Classification VII
News - 1 September 2018

We are delighted to announce the Main Ridge Estate ‘Half Acre’ Pinot Noir has again been recognised as “Outstanding” in the Langton’s Classification of the top 136 Australian wines.

Reviewed every 4 years, wines are eligible for classification based on their demand, reputation, quality and track record at auction, and are only considered after a minimum of 10 vintages. Here is the Langton’s citation:

Main Ridge Estate’s highly prized and rare Half Acre Pinot Noir’s tiny half-acre block was planted in 1975 on very shallow red basalt soils, and has since tripled in size (to a still miniscule 1.5 acres, or 0.6 hectares).

Burgundian winemaking techniques are followed by maturation in new and one year-old French oak barriques for around 17 months.

Renowned for its glorious perfume, silky smooth texture, fruit complexity and mineral length, the Main Ridge Estate Half Acre Pinot Noir is a compelling reflection of site and meticulous winemaking.

Top Vintages 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1994