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Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz

Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz

Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz

Destined for destruction to make way for housing, ten rows of 140 year old Shiraz vines were rescued by Langmeil and transplanted, thus preserving part of the Barossa’s heritage. These orphans are not without relatives. They share a common ancestry with the 1843 Freedom vineyard, having been planted in the 1800’s on what was then the same allotment: section 36, Hundred of Moorooroo.

Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz has the following characteristics

Colour: Deep crimson with purple hues.
Aroma: A rich aroma of red and blue fruits, herbs and cedar, entwine with hints of sage, chocolate and savoury notes.
Palate: Juicy Raspberry and Satsuma plum fills the mouth, with allspice sweetness adding to the mouthfeel. The fruit is well balanced with hints of briary spice and textured, fine tannin.

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You can cellar this wine until 2032

Originally planted pre-1860 in the village of Tanunda, these treasured vines are now known as the thriving Orphan Bank vineyard, planted on Langmeil’s south bank of the North Para River following a successful transplantation in 2006. It was a first for Langmeil, and a first for the Barossa.

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 the family’s pursuit of excellence in wine and community. The family’s vision is to highlight the rare qualities of old vine Shiraz using hands-on winemaking techniques. Gentle destemming, open fermentation, basket pressing and two years in French oak accentuate the natural fruit intensity and structure.

Overall 2016 was an excellent vintage with great flavour, colour and intensity across the board.


Producer: Colour: RedGrape: ShirazRegion: South Australia, Barossa ValleyVintage: 2016Grape Details: ShirazVinification: Matured for 24 months in a combination 48% new French oak and 52% seasoned French OakSKU: LANGM04-1

£45.00 a bottle

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“Family owned and operated, Langmeil is the home of the Barossa and Australia’s oldest surviving vineyard planted to Shiraz in 1843, from where the iconic Freedom 1843 Shiraz hails.
Although it is not that many vintages since the Bitter and Lindner families re-established the abandoned winery, Langmeil has had considerable success and was recently awarded 5 Stars in the Halliday Wine Companion.

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is one of the major regions in Australia, where many of the major wine companies are based. It is believed the first vineyards were planted in the 1840s by Silesian migrants (who settled in Bethany). There followed a rapid expansion of plantations. The early styles of wines produced were heavy dry red wines and fortified wines that were popular both domestically and in Britain. After the Second World War the styles shifted to lighter table wines with production of Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Barossa Valley is home to some very well known names such as Seppelt, Wolf Blass and Penfolds as well as many smaller producers. The climate is Mediterranean with hot dry summers and cool wet winters, making it ideal for viticulture. The main wine styles: White – Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon-Chardonnay blend; Red – Shiraz (full bodied & ripe) with Old Vine Shiraz a speciality of many vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro blend, Cabernet-Merlot blend.


flourish in a range of climates. In the warm to hot climates you can expect extremely intense aromatic, rich, full bodied wines, with hugh fruit (almost sweet) and chocolately tasting. In the more moderate/cooler climates you’re more likely to find structured Shiraz wines with black cherry, pepper and spice characters rather than the chocolate and fruit styles found in warmer climates.

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