Langmeil Three Gardens 2012

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A three-way 36/34/30% blend of shiraz, mataro and grenache, seldom used - why I have no idea. Light colour, in the context of the vintage; it is nonetheless on all fours with the traditional Barossa Valley GSM blends, with red fruits, including raspberry and strawberry, to the fore.
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  • Shipping August 2022
  • Dating back to 1842, Langmeil Winery is where a blend of Barossa's cultural beginnings with world-class winemaking can truly be experienced
  • Sourced from a phenomenal private cellar
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    $31.00
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Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

South Australia

If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is about an hour and a half drive to the North of Adelaide, in South Australia and is the oldest wine region in the country, founded by German settlers. The region can be credited with putting Australian wine on the world wine map, thanks to Shiraz, which thrives in the warm climate (though Hunter Valley Semillon also contributed.)

For many years traditionalist wine makers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhone Valley and that the variety would cook in the warmth of the Australian sun. Although South Australian Shiraz is a bigger, beefier wine than its southern French counterpart Syrah, no one can deny the region's propensity to produce world-class wines.

Not only Shiraz is cultivated in Barossa Valley, with other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent Cabernet Sauvignon. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals like viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.

The Valley has many subregions which all have unique terroirs. Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock are to name but a few. With a huge number of wineries in such a small area and a host of accommodation, the region is very popular for wine tourism. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region."

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About the brand Langmeil

The history of Langmeil Winery goes back to the settling days of the Barossa Valley, when German blacksmith, Christian Auricht, planted his first acre of Shiraz vines on the estate in 1843. This pocket of Shiraz is now considered to be among the oldest-known surviving pre-phylloxera Shiraz vineyards in the world, with fruit going into Langmeil’s single vineyard, old vine flagship wine, The Freedom Shiraz.

Under the guardianship of the Lindner family since 2011, Richard and Shirley Lindner have taken their cues from the winery's founder and made Langmeil a family affair, with sons Paul taking over as winemaker and James heading up the sales and marketing operations.

Known for the robust, punch-packing reds that the Barossa Valley is world-famous for, Langmeil Winery offers a unique combination of Australian history and outstanding winemaking, earning the winery a swag of international and local awards and a reputation for excellence.

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