The hotly anticipated release of Australian Wine Classification VI by Langton’s Australia will take place tonight as part of the revitalised Tasting Australia.
Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell said the festival had partnered with Langton’s on the premium wine event, which is considered a ‘form guide’ of Australia’s best performing and most prized wines.
“Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine is considered the most influential classification of fine wine outside Europe, and it’s fantastic to see it happening here in our state,” Mr Bignell said.
“It’s the first time a public tasting is being held on the same day as the list is released – an exciting milestone and one that fits perfectly as part of Tasting Australia.”
The classification announcement will happen at the National Wine Centre today and will be followed by the tasting of every classified wine.
“More than 130 wines will be available for sampling, among them Penfolds Grange, Henschke Hill of Grace, Mount Mary Cabernet Sauvignon, Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier and Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay,” Mr Bignell said.
“In co-hosting the launch of the Langton’s Classification VI as part of Tasting Australia 2014 we will open the next chapter in Australia's fine wine development.”
Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine VI follows the inaugural Savour Australia wine forum which was held at the National Wine Centre last September.
The classification will be unveiled to media and wine industry members this afternoon before the sold-out public event this evening.
“I wish everyone involved in Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine VI an enjoyable evening – we look forward to hosting more events of this calibre at the world-class National Wine Centre,” Mr Bignell said.
Tasting Australia presented by Thomas Foods will run from 27 April to 4 May 2014.
Visit the Tasting Australia website for more information .