Great wines from old vines

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

If you were asked which country has the greatest number of old vines in the world, where would it be?

Italy? France? Spain? All of the above had a massive number of old vines wiped out in the second half of the 1800s when the phylloxera epidemic wreaked its devastation throughout Europe, which left wine regions such as California and South Australia to pick up the slack. These two vast wine regions have, arguably (and it is unfortunately a bit of a sticking point and debate) the oldest vines in the world. Our nearest neighbour also makes an understandable marketing message about its wealth of old vine wines. 

Langmeil's Old Vine wines are all owned by the Lindner family, which has been making wine, farming and producing food from the Barossa Valley for six generations. 

We are thrilled to welcome back some of the great wines from Langmeil into Regional Wines while we are awaiting the arrival of others, with our annual indent offer, which we have on order.  

Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz

2020 Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz RRP $35.99

This plush, pepper Shiraz offers bold plum flavours in a full bodied, beautiful expression of South Australia's most popular and most widely planted red grape. Dry, impressive and long on flavour. This wine will age for at least seven to eight years.  

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Wines on the way

2020 Langmeil Fifth Wave Grenache RRP $51.99

2020 Langmeil Jackaman's Ridge Cabernet RRP $67.99

2020 Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz RRP $67.99

2019 Langmeil Pure Eden Shiraz RRP $148.99

Pure Eden is a bold expression of Shiraz from a single vineyard site in the Eden Valley, which was vineyard planted by Charles Angas in the 1890s. The vineyard was later owned by the Shiltons from 1911 to 1926; Meakins 1926 to 1929; Roeslers 1929 to 1961; Andretzkes 1961 to 2011 and, now, by the Lindner family. This wine is a reward of these guardians’ efforts for more than 100 years.
This wine is a beautifully ripe Shiraz with rich blackberry  and blueberry flavours and aromas of black olive, cedar, earth and white pepper. Velvety tannins add structure and texture to this wine. Ageing was for 24 months in French oak, 47% new and the balanced pre-used oak. 

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