Langmeil Spring Fever Chardonnay 2022
Langmeil Winery has a rich history dating back to 1842, when Christian Auricht established one of the Barossa's first trading villages on the banks of the North Para River and named it Langmeil. Auricht had migrated from Prussia in 1838 seeking religious freedom for his family in the new world. He established a smithy and began tending a mixed farm and in 1843 he planted one acre of Shiraz vines on the estate, which is still producing fruit today. The vineyard is believed to be the oldest surviving Shiraz vineyard in the world and is now the source of Langmeil's icon wine, The Freedom 1843 Shiraz. The winery changed hands several times over the years and in 1996, three local mates collaborated to purchase and restore the property. They revived the old vineyard and named it The Freedom and Langmeil's first harvest from the vineyard was in 1997. Today, Langmeil is family-owned and internationally recognized as one of the Barossa's premium wine producers. The winery attracts visitors from all over the world to its cellar door and the restored village grounds.
Langmeil's commitment to making wines that express and embrace the unique characteristics of the Barossa high country is evident in its custodianship of the historic Eden Valley vineyard, which is home to the Pure Eden Shiraz vineyard and the single vineyard old vine Wattle Brae Riesling and High Road Chardonnay. The Freedom 1843 Shiraz has been lauded by wine critics and was re-classified in the prestigious Langton's Classification VII honour roll in the 'Outstanding' category, which describes "The best of Australian winemaking practices, vineyard provenance and regional voice." The Freedom Cellar, which was originally the Cobbler's shop in the historic trading village, has been restored and is now the ultimate location to sample Langmeil's Old Vine Garden wines as part of an intimately hosted winery and historic vineyard experience.
Life is for living and the season that epitomises this is spring! Awakening from a winter slumber, the first days of spring bring budburst and a renewed enthusiasm for fun and frivolity. Spring Fever brings out the best in everyone and is worthy of celebration with good friends and great food!
Spring Fever Chardonnay has a brilliant medium straw colour. A lifted and inviting bouquet of melon and citrus fruits with fresh cucumber and a touch of marzipan. A fresh and fruity palate full of stone fruit and citrus notes with hints of tropical fruit, citrus zest, creaminess and a touch of minerality on the finish.
The Finer Details
Style - White Wine
Varietal - Chardonnay
Country - Australia
Region - Barossa Valley, South Australia
Vintage - 2022
ABV - 13.5%
Closure - Screw Top