Langmeil is home to The Freedom 1843, 2012 Shiraz, believed to be planted in 1843 by vigneron Christian Auricht. Escaping war and persecution in Prussia, Auricht travelled to his new homeland, finding freedom in the Barossa Valley. The original plantings still survive and are some of the oldest and rarest vines in the world.
The Linder family of Langmeil Winery has been immersed in the Barossa’s culture of farming, food, wine, and community fir six generations. Their commitment to quality in all aspects is unwavering and any wine that bears the Langmeil name represents their family’s pursuit of excellence in wine and community.
The Freedom 1843 Shiraz is a very limited release, single vineyard wine. The vineyard is 169 years old, making it one of the oldest and rarest vineyard treasures in the Barossa Valley and indeed the world – a true taste if history.
Their family’s vision is to highlight the rare qualities of these ancient Barossa Shiraz vines y using hands-on winemaking techniques. Gentle destemming open fermentation, basket pressing and two years in French oak accentuates the natural fruit intensity and structure. To maintain is purity, this wine is bottled and unfined and unfiltered.
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