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Chief Winemaker Paul Lindner and Winemaker Tyson Bitter, aim to produce world class wines using Langmeil's own individual style while taking advantage of the distinctive hallmarks of the Barossa. Langmeil ensures that all vineyard sources offer variety as well as the highest quality. Techniques and Philosophies Paul has a passion for utilizing old world and new world technology, minimal handling and filtration techniques, to ensure the full potential of the fruit is captured, resulting in fruit...
Bright, juicy, blue fruits flow onto the palate which is medium to full bodied. Briary spice, black olive and minty hints adds to the complexity with a touch of oak sweetness and silky tannins, which lengthen the fruitful and velvety finish.
Good winter rains and warmer temperatures in early spring brought about slightly earlier bud burst and excellent shoot growth. A lovely growing season with no crazy, stormy or very windy northerly weather to affect flowering resulted in a great fruit set across all varieties. However, the northern Barossa, and a few other seemingly random patches of vineyard, were hit by late frosts resulting in a huge loss for that sub region. After a quite chilly Christmas and New Year the warm and dry weather was upon us, perfect ripening weather. An early and fast vintage for the Barossa Valley had Langmeil at full fermentation capacity for three and a half weeks meaning 75% of the grape intake in less than a month! The later ripening varieties like Grenache and Mataro still took their time and of course Eden Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are always late – so vintage soon wound down to a leisurely pace ending in the middle of April. Overall 2015 was an excellent vintage with great flavour, colour and intensity across the board.
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