Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz is a red wine from the Barossa Valley and is part of Langmeil’s range of “Village Wines”. The Barossa Region is known for its viticulture and wine making. At its heart is the valley floor, a rich strip of land exposed to the driest conditions and home to some of the most select Shiraz vineyards of the area.
Langmeil Winery, 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. These make up a large part of the winery’s flagship Langmeil The Freedom 1843 Shiraz. 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.
Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz, like a lot of other premium wines of the Barossa, is a regional blended wine coming from 19 villages in the Barossa region. Grapes are sourced from specially selected vineyards across all the sub regions of the Barossa from a range of different aged vines with the core of the grapes coming from the “valley floor”, a highly-prized strip of prime viticultural land which is the very foundation and forms the essence of this wine. 92% of the grapes are Barossa Valley and 8% are from the Eden Valley sub-region of the Barossa zone. The vineyards range in age from 9 to 100 years old located in 19 villages throughout the Barossa region. The soils types range from deep sand, red clays, rich loamy soils, decomposed granite, and black clay.
The grapes for Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz are fermented and basket pressed to make this classic example of honest, hand made Barossa Valley Shiraz.The wine is aged for 24 months in a combination of 14% new American oak, 86% seasoned American and French oak hogsheads.
This superb Barossa Shiraz features the red seal of the Barossa Trust Mark which “recognises and celebrates excellence in food, wine and tourism offerings from across the Barossa region. It is a sign of authenticity; the mark of a genuine Barossa product or experience.”