Shiraz Mourvedre Grenache Barossa South Australia
Old Barossa growers still refer to their vineyards as the garden. Langmeil's ageing vines in the hamlets of Tanunda, Lyndoch and Vine Vale are the source of fruit for this topical mix of Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache. A wine of provenance, the traditional cepage of grapes favoured by early Barossa settlers, crafted through old world styling into a truly a luscious wine, lifted by sweet spice and gentle cherry oak oak, balanced by extra fine tannins which linger, long on a fruit filled finish.
Parcels of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre are hand selected, carefully hand picked and brought to the Langmeil Barossa wineworks. Fruit is placed into a receival bin and gently worked through to the crusher. A number of whole berries are destined for the ferment, which ensures great complexity while retaining sweet fruit characters. Juice are pumped over skins twice daily to extract maximum colour. After a prolonged time on skins the wine is drained, skins are removed by spade into a basket press where they are gently pressed and returned as a component to the evolving wine. Three Gardens is aged a year under a selection of mostly prior use French and American oak barrels. Alcohol 14.5%
Medium to deep crimson red. Lifted, fresh and bright fruits leap out of the glass, dark cherries, turkish delight and white pepper dominate the bouquet. Bright and juicy fruit flavours coat the palate, well balanced by peppery plum and raspberry characters under a minaret of sweet spice. Medium bodied structure and great complexity over lovely silky tannins which flow through to the lengthy, savoury finish.