Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Valley Floor, a highly-prized strip of prime viticultural land which is the very foundation and forms the essence of this wine.
- The combination of hands on winemaking and vineyard diversity results in pure Barossa Shiraz. This is why the Valley Floor Shiraz has received the Barossa Trust Mark.
Varietal Composition: 100% Shiraz
Elaboration: The vines are up to 100 years-old. The soil is from multiple sub-regions; ranging from deep sand, red clays, rich loamy soils, decomposed granite, and black clay. The trellising is mostly single & double wire, rod & spur. The wine is aged for 24 months is 17% new American oak, 83% old American and French oak hogsheads.
Tasting Notes: A rich and lifted aroma of Satsuma plum and mulberry mingle with sweet spice, chocolate hints and savory tones Palate Rich, sweet and spicy fruit in balance with velvety yet youthfully austere tannins. A complex, medium to full bodied wine showing hints of mocha and vanilla, which flow
through to the lengthy, fruitful, pepper and spice finish.
2017 – 91 Vinous | 93 James Halliday
2018 – 91 Wine Advocate
2019 – 91 Wine Advocate | 91 Vinous | 90 James Halliday
2020 – 90 Vinous
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.