Langmeil The Fifth Wave Grenache
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Fifth Wave is Langmeil’s most treasured Old Vine Garden Grenache, dedicated to the fifth generation of the Lindner family.
- Planted in the middle of the last century, The Fifth Wave is Langmeil’s “call to arms” to protect, preserve and celebrate the best of the Barossa.
- Langmeil was voted #6 of the Top Wineries of Australia 2021 ~ The Real Review
Varietal Composition: 100% Grenache
Elaboration: Traditional vinification in stainless steel vats. After fermentation, the juice ages for 19 months in French (11% new) and American (89% seasoned) oak. Vines are planted in deep, coarse sand over red clay and ironstone.
Tasting Notes: Dark cherry, raspberry fruits and a eucalypt lift combine with sweet spices and hints of vanilla, adding to the complexity. Juicy red berries and dark cherries flow through the palate, melting into lovely sweet and briary spices. The finish lingers on a fruitful and spicy note with typical chalky yet fine grained tannins
2016 – 93 Wine Advocate
2017 – 93 Wine Advocate
2018 – 93 Wine Advocate
Langmeil is a blend of Barossa’s cultural beginnings and a family’s modern day commitment to world-class, old vine winemaking. Once a trading village established in 1842, this remarkable place is a captivating pocket of Australia’s wine and vine history that is a must when visiting the Barossa. Owned by the Lindner family, whose own mark on the Barossa spans six-generations of farming, food, community and wine, Langmeil is renowned for its preservation of old vines and the making of distinguished wines from these cherished sites. At the pinnacle of its winemaking is The Freedom 1843 Shiraz, made from what is understood to be the world’s oldest surviving shiraz vineyard believed planted in 1843 at the heart of this historical patch of Barossa earth.
At Langmeil, the Lindner family strives for excellence in both the vineyard and winery, to produce wines that sit amongst the world’s best at prices everyone can afford. The renowned Australian wine writer, James Halliday AM, in his Australian Wine Companion, rates Langmeil a ‘five red star’ winery. In 2014 Langmeil’s flagship wine, The Freedom 1843 Shiraz, joined the prestigious Langton’s Classification VI honor roll in the ‘excellent’ category. Today, Richard, Shirley, Paul and James continue to recognize the efforts of all who have helped shape Langmeil to become the world-class winery it is today.