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Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz 2012 £24.95
Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz 2012
The Barossa Valley is famous for its viticulture, history and winemaking dating back to the 1840s. At its heart is the Valley Floor, a highly-prized strip of prime viticultural land which is the very foundation and forms the essence of this wine. A true taste of the Barossa. Local knowledge has helped Langmeil select and secure prized Shiraz across the breadth and depth of the Barossa while retaining the foundation fruit from the Valley Floor. The combination of hands-on winemaking and vineyard diversity results in pure Barossa Shiraz.
The Lindner family of Langmeil Winery has been immersed in the Barossa’s culture of farming, food, wine and community for six generations. Their commitment to quality in all aspects is unwavering and any wine that bears the Langmeil name represents our family’s pursuit of excellence in wine and community.
Great winter rains in 2011 saw vines flourish leading into the season ahead. A reasonably mild summer with only a couple of heat spikes meant vintage kicked off to a normal start in the third week of February. Early ripening Shiraz parcels, early picked Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon for Bella Rouge showed the true potential of the vintage. A timely rain at the end of February brought with it very mild and dry autumn, with lovely cool nights and a more gentle pace for ripening which allowed vintage to run smoothly, ending mid- April with beautifully ripened Eden Valley shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mataro. Overall, quality excelled with all varieties, making classification difficult yet exemplary.
Quite a mouthful of sweet and spicy fruit balanced wonderfully with velvety yet youthfully austere tannins. A medium-bodied wine showing nice complexity with hints of cedar and vanilla, which in combination, flows through to the lengthy, pepper and spice finish.