The Cleggett family first planted grape vines at Langhorne Creek in 1911. In ?77 a sport (a natural mutation) of cabernet sauvignon produced bronze-coloured grapes; cuttings were taken and increasing quantities of the vine were gradually established, and called malian. Ten years later one of the malian vines itself mutated to yield golden-white bunches, and this in turn was propagated with the name shalistin. There are now 4ha of shalistin and 2ha of malian in bearing. Shalistin is made as a full-bodied but unoaked white wine; malian produces both an early and a late-harvest rose-style wine. Exports to Malaysia and China.
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