Langmeil The Fifth Wave Grenache is a superb 100% Grenache from the Barossa Valley.
Langmeil, the winery, is named after the village where it is located, has some of the oldest Shiraz vines in existence in the Barossa Valley. Whilst the Barossa is synonymous with full-bodied Shiraz, its Cabernet Sauvignon equally can produce wines of intense flavour and body. In 1843 a 32 year old Blacksmith, Christian Auricht, arrived from Prussia with his wife and four children. He settled in the new hamlet of Langmeil and built a smithy, around which grew the trading centre of the village. The artisan of iron has now made way for the new craftsman who has blended the oldest of Barossa traditions to forge this spectacular wine. 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. The Lindner family who own Langmeil Winery have been immersed in the Barossa’s culture of farming, food, wine and community for six generations.
The majority of the fruit for Langmeil wines comes from old, pre-phylloxera and own-root vineyards throughout the region. In fact, Langmeil, has some of the oldest Shiraz vines in existence in the Barossa Valley. The fruit for The Langmeil Fifth Wave Grenache is sourced from Langmeil’s own “Jackman’s” 60+ year old Lyndoch vineyard. The vines here are dry-grown, low-yielding and extremely intense. Fruit is also sourced from a brilliant 90 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.
Langmeil The Fifth Wave Grenache was matured for 24 months in a combination 12% new and 62% seasoned French oak and 26% seasoned American oak.