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WINEMAKING

Capturing the distinctive hallmarks of Barossa’s rich viticultural landscape lies at the foundation of each Langmeil wine made with dedication and an individual style.

We are committed to making premium Barossa wine of the highest quality, and believe the secret lies within the vineyard. That’s why we allow biodiversity to thrive amongst the vines while maintaining an intimate knowledge of every row of the cherished varieties we grow.

We also trust and preserve the loyal relationships we hold with the grape growing families of Barossa, who we believe are the jewels in the crown to this unique region and the backbone to its success as a great and enduring wine community.

In the winery, Chief Winemaker, Paul Lindner, draws on both old world and new world techniques while practicing both minimal filtration and human intervention to ensure the grape’s full potential is captured.

These techniques help capture the special characteristics of each variety and the subtleties derived from the distinctive microclimates of our region to create fruit-driven wines with subtle complexity.

As vintage approaches Paul walks the rows to ensure each parcel is reaching its optimum quality, in readiness for harvest date.

Fruit for our Old Vine Garden and Village wines are hand-picked and delivered to the winery, where they are gently worked through the de-stemmer before being transferred to open fermenters.  The juice is pumped over twice a day for seven days to extract, homogenise and regulate temperature before draining and hand loading the basket press by shovel. The skins are then gently pressed for approximately 20 hours to retrieve more of the essence of the grape. The pressings juice is then blended with the free run juice, collected earlier.

After each wine destined for barrel has completed its malolactic fermentation, it is matured in new and seasoned American and French oak barrels for 12 to 24 months prior to bottling.

Langmeil does not fine its wine and uses only minimal filtration during all stages of wine production to guarantee individuality, quality and longevity.

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