The majority of the fruit for Langmeil wines comes from old, pre-phylloxera and own-root vineyards throughout the region. In fact, Langmeil, which is named after the village where it is located, has some of the oldest Shiraz vines in existence in the Barossa Valley. These were originally planted by Christian Auricht, an immigrant from Hamburg who settled in the area in 1839 and established the vineyard. After a period where the winery was known as Paradale and then Bernkastel Wines, the cellar door was closed in 1933, but then re-opened by long-term Barossa residents, the Lindner and Bitter families who bought the property in 1996. Fruit for The Fifth Wave Grenache is sourced from Langmeil's own "Jackman's" 60 year old Lyndoch vine-yard The vine here are dry-grown, low-yielding and extremely intense. Fruit is also sourced from a brilliant 80 year old patch of bush vines belonging to Wally Kreig, one of Langmeil's growers. These two fruit sources are blended to produce this amazing, bold and complex wine. This wine was matured for 24 months in a combination 12% new and 62% seasoned French oak and 26% seasoned American oak.
Langmeil The Fifth Wave Grenache has a medium depth, red, crimson colour. Ripe, red cherries fill the nostrils, fruit cake and biscuits add to the sweet aroma with hints of white pepper and earthiness completing the picture. Silky smooth on the palate with luscious fruit filling the mouth. Sweet spice comes more into play, with the flavours adding to the complexity, melding into lovely sweet and briary spice. The finish
lingers on the spicy note with typical chalky and youthfully firm tannins.
Food & Wine match:
Ideal with pork, lamb and game.