Steadfast Shiraz 2013


Steadfast Shiraz


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Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
South Australia
Shiraz 100 %
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About this winery

Chief Winemaker Paul Lindner aims to produce world class wines using Langmeil's own individual style while taking advantage of the distinctive hallmarks of the Barossa. Langmeil ensures that all vineyard sources offer variety as well as the highest quality. Techniques and Philosophies Paul has a passion for utilizing old world and new world technology, minimal handling and filtration techniques, to ensure the full potential of the fruit is captured, resulting in fruit driven wines with subtle...

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Notes about product

2013 was definitely a vintage of highs and lows. Fortunately the highs were the quality of grapes across all varieties. The lows unfortunately were the yields, with some Shiraz vineyards down by 50% - 80% as a result of extremely low rainfall during winter and spring. The Barossa Valley received only half of its average rainfall between July 2012 and March 2013 creating a very stressful environment for grape growing, especially for dry grown vineyards like the Freedom which yielded less than one tonne per acre. The low yields ripened early and quickly so vintage kicked off two weeks early, with a mad rush to keep ahead of rapidly rising sugar levels. A large percentage of harvest was completed before March and for the first time ever they were finished with picking well before ANZAC day and our Bella Rouge Rose was in the bottle by mid-May. Overall the quality was high with intense colour and flavour, ripe tannins and surprisingly good acidity with most red parcels and the whites showing great varietal character and acid balance.

Tasting notes

Medium-depth crimson in colour with purple hues. Rich Satsuma plum, blue fruits and pepper dominate the aroma with hints of sweet raspberry, and savory brambly spice notes. A rich mouthful of sweet, juicy fruit, melding wonderfully with briary and peppery spice. A medium bodied wine with a lovely fruitful, spicy and silky tannin finish.