Bottles are purchase
- a limited number of large format bottles will be bottled to order. Orders will be despatched after bottling which will be around July/August.
Once again Paul and James Lindner are pleased to offer our members the exclusive privilege of obtaining large format bottles of our 2015 vintage reds, and the 2016 Riesling.
Orders close on Friday 30th March
- or sooner if bottle allocation sells out
2015 Vintage Report
Good winter rains and warmer temperatures in early spring brought about slightly earlier bud burst and excellent shoot growth. A lovely growing season with no crazy, stormy or very windy northerly weather to affect flowering resulted in a great fruit set across all varieties. However, the northern Barossa, and a few other seemingly random patches of vineyard, were hit by late frosts resulting in a huge loss for that sub region. After a quite chilly Christmas and New Year the warm and dry weather was upon us, perfect ripening weather. An early and fast vintage for the Barossa Valley had Langmeil at full fermentation capacity for three and a half weeks meaning 75% of our grape intake in less than a month, phew! The later ripening varieties like Grenache and Mataro still took their time and of course Eden Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are always late – so vintage soon wound down to a leisurely pace ending in the middle of April.
Overall 2015 was an excellent vintage with great flavour, colour and intensity across the board.
Paul Lindner, Chief Winemaker