Over time here at Langmeil Winery, we naturally accrue a few odds and ends; the few bottles left when we move to a new vintage, a case or two superfluous to an export order, a limited release presentation box, a rare large format etc. This page is to let our followers know what hidden gems have found themselves in cellar limbo and offer a means to liberate them!
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In 1842 a 32 year old Blacksmith, Christian Auricht, arrived from Prussia with his wife and four children. He settled in the new hamlet of Langmeil and built a blacksmith shop in what became the village’s trading area. His original shop remains a feature of the winery’s heritage today.
The Barossa is famous for its viticulture, history and winemaking dating back to the 1840s. At its heart is the Valley Floor, a highly-prized strip of prime viticultural land which is the very foundation and forms the essence of this wine. A true taste of the Barossa.
Pioneering Barossa vigneron, Christian Auricht, settled LOT-36, Langmeil village in 1842, the place he would call home for the rest of his life. This bold Shiraz Cabernet celebrates the quintessential Australian blend and is a great example of the complexity and harmony these noble varieties can achieve.
"Reserved aromas of earth and subdued berry fruits, a trace of reduction, a note of green capsicum creeping out later. It's medium to full-bodied, lean profiled, and quite balanced, and is ready enough to drink immediately." Recommended. Huon Hooke, The Real Review.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the Offspring of two similar sounding grapes following a chance crossing in the seventeenth century. Growers suspected this due to the closeness of their names and the shared characteristics with both Franc and Blanc. It’s also pretty fly (for a red wine).
The Lindner family has a proud Barossa food history comprising four generations of butchers with a well-deserved reputation for always supplying the Prime Cut. Their descendants chose grape growing and winemaking instead, but remain inspired by the same philosophy as their ancestors.
The Fifth Wave is Langmeil’s most treasured Old Vine Garden Grenache and is dedicated to the fifth generation of the Lindner family. Planted in the middle of the last century, The Fifth Wave is our ‘call to arms’ to protect, preserve and celebrate the best of the Barossa.
Orphan Bank is a testament to Langmeil's commitment to preserving old and rare Barossa vineyards. Ten rows of Shiraz planted pre-1860 were saved from the developer's bulldozer and replanted alongside the original Langmeil vineyard on the banks of the River Para. We called these ten rows the "Orphans" but after 150 years they have a new home.
Pure Eden is a single site wine, made from an Eden Valley vineyard planted by Charles Angas in the 1890s. Later owned by the Shiltons 1911 -1926; Meakins 1926-1929; Roeslers 1929-1961; Andretzkes 1961-2011 and now the Lindner family. This wine is a reward of these guardians’ efforts for more than one hundred years.
Scorched bay leaf, roasted meat, espresso—the 2017 Pure Eden Shiraz is the most savory of the vintages I've had the chance to taste. It's medium to full-bodied but firmly structured, almost corseted, if you will, into a tight sheath of firm tannins that turn dusty on the lingering finish. It's concentrated and complex but far from charming. Give it at least a few more years of cellaring. Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
At their heart, the world's greatest wine regions have intrinsic qualities which can neither be bought nor earned. They fashion wines reflective of their unique terroir, forged by the elemental forces of nature, unassailable and unforgettable. Such is the Birthright of the Barossa.
Langmeil’s original vineyard, the Freedom, was believed to be planted in 1843 and survives to this day. Planted by our Lutheran forebears who were escaping religious persecution and war in Prussia, just seven years after the state of South Australia was colonized. They came to their new homeland, from ‘Persecution to Freedom’, to worship and find peace in our beloved Barossa.