LANGMEIL SHIRAZ

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Story Behind the Wine
Settled in 1842; Langmeil was the name given to one of the earliest German villages in the Barossa Valley. This name translates to the 'Long Mile' which signified the distance from the historic winery site to the Langmeil village church and coincidently reflects the commitment required to the pursuit of great wine.
The Lindner family of Langmeil Winery has been immersed in the Barossa's culture of farming; food; wine and community for six generations. Their commitment to quality in all aspects is unwavering and any wine that bears the Langmeil name represents the family's pursuit of excellence in wine and community.

TASTING NOTES
Colour: Medium to deep crimson with purple hues.
Aroma: A rich aroma of Satsuma Plum and Mulberry fruits mingle with earthy; roasty and herbal notes.
Palate: Bright; juicy fruit flows over the tongue giving a lovely full palate yet medium body. Lightly peppered and briary spice add to the complexity; with silky tannins flowing onto the fruitful and slightly spicy finish.
Cellaring: 2015 - 2022

Winemaker's Notes
A much needed soaking winter and early spring rains led to a great start to the 2014 vintage. This didn't last as late spring and early summer rain was nearly nonexistent; adding to the flow on from the previous season's drought. Yields were still below average; exacerbated by strong wind events during flowering and very hot conditions in January with 14 consecutive days over 40C. Vintage was looking like a hot; hard and fast one until mid-February; when the heavens opened up and dumped 90ml in the Barossa Valley and 150ml in Eden Valley. Concerns for crop loss were fortunately alleviated as there was minimal grape splitting in the whites and all the reds just said thank you very much. After a three week delay for grapes to return to previous ripeness levels; the rest of vintage was mild - extending hang time for great flavour development and resulting in a calm and steady intake of great quality fruit. The nice weather broke midway through April and hindered our patience with late ripening Eden Valley Cabernet; so our last crush for the year was the 28th of April. Overall; a very good vintage with a few anxious moments thrown in.
Paul Lindner; Chief Winemaker


Vintage
2014
Country of Origin
Australia
Geographic Indicator
Barossa Valley
Grape Composition
100% Shiraz
Oak Treatment
Seasoned French & American oak
Time in Oak
12 months
Vine Age
12 - 35 year old vines
Sub Regional Source
Lyndoch/Light Pass/Tanunda
Yield per Acre
3 - 4 Tonnes per Acre
Trellising
Mostly single & double wire; Rod & Spur
Soil Type
Deep sand & red clay
Harvest Details
Mid-Feb to Mid-March
Technical Analysis
Alcohol: 14.8%
pH: 3.53
TA: 6.3 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/L
VA: 0.35 g/L