Langmeil Three Gardens SMG 2016
Old Barossa vignerons referred to their vineyards as gardens. The Three Gardens is a contemporary blend of Shiraz, Mataro, and Grenache - traditional varieties grown in the Barossa since the 1840s. The best characteristics of each variety have been chosen to create this unique premium red blend.
Medium depth crimson with a little purple hue. Ripe red fruits and black cherry fill the nostrils with mocha, subtle savory and white pepper hints adding to the complexity. The bright and juicy fruit coats the palate and is well balanced with peppery and sweet spice. Medium bodied in structure with good complexity and lovely silky tannins which flow through the fruitful pepper and spice finish.
Pair with beef rendang; Rich tomato pasta dishes; Lamb dishes and spicy casseroles.
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Christian planted his first acre of vines on the estate. The variety was Shiraz and the vines are still producing fruit today. Auricht's old vineyard is the source of Langmeil Winery's single vineyard Shiraz. This rare wine commemorates the pioneering spirit of the first settlers and, because of their willingness to endure so much hardship for the right to keep their faith, it has been named The Freedom 1843 Shiraz. The vineyard is believed to be one of the oldest known surviving Shiraz vineyards in the world (pictured here).
The property was purchased in 1996 by three local mates whose families have lived in the Barossa Valley for several generations: Richard Lindner, Carl Lindner and Chris Bitter. They restored the remaining old buildings and the village well and beautified the gardens. As a tribute to the early pioneers, the new owners refurbished the old winery and named it Langmeil, after the original village.
Langmeil's award winning premium range is internationally recognized and has contributed towards the winery being regarded as one of the top premium wine producers in Australia
Historically and presently the most important wine-producing region of Australia, the Barossa Valley is set in South Australia, where more than half of the country’s wine is made. Because the climate is very hot and dry, vineyard managers work diligently to ensure grapes reach the perfect levels of phenolic ripeness.
The intense heat is ideal for plush, bold reds, particularly Shiraz on its own or Rhône Blends featuring Shiraz, Grenache, and Mourvèdre. Often Shiraz and Cabernet partner up for plump and powerful reds. While much less prevalent, light-skinned varieties such as Riesling, Viognier or Semillon produce vibrant Barossa Valley whites.
Most of Australia’s largest wine producers are based here and Shiraz plantings date back as far as the 1850s or before. Many of them are dry farmed and bush trained, still offering less than one ton per acre of inky, intense, purple juice.