Lauren Langfield may be a new wine label in Australia, but she is by no means new to the wine industry. After graduating from Lincoln University in Canterbury, Lauren worked in Marlborough and then Nelson before heading to Australia in 2011 where she worked as Winemaker for William Downie and later BK Wines. Now the Manager and Chief Winemaker at Orbis Wines in McLaren Vale, Lauren established her own label in 2021 with fruit sourced from Gareth Belton of Gentle Folk Wines.
Lauren recently won 'Best New Act' in the 2022 Australian Young Gun of Wine Awards and her wines have quickly captured the attention of the Australian Sommeliers too; being listed by the glass at Monopole, Yellow, Cirrus, Bentley, etc, several Merivale spots, and sold at good wine stores such as PnV, Drnks, and Blackhearts & Sparrows too.
Lauren is producing beautiful, well-made, fine wines from single varietals and single vineyards across South Australia. In this first release she has a Sauvignon Blanc and a Merlot, with a Cabernet Sauvignon soon to follow.
From Lauren: This wine is textural, with a tight line of acidity and a generous palate. Nothing like the typical Sauvignon Blanc I made when I began my wine career in New Zealand! The hand-picked fruit was whole bunch, direct pressed to a stainless steel tank. Once primary fermentation was complete, the wine was transferred to French Oak barriques to undergo Malolactic fermentation. Over the 8 months the wine spent maturing in barrique, it underwent regular lees stirring and topping. With 30% new French oak influence, this wine has drive and tension, with a generous mouth filling texture, palate weight and complexity.