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Our Vines

Experience the Barossa through our range of wines. LOU'S MOSAIC WINE CLUB The Barossa has some of the oldest vineyards in the world. BAROSSA OLD VINE CHARTER A private tasting with vineyards views. EXPERIENCE THE MASTERCLASS

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WINERY BLOCK

Spanning the land behind the physical winery in Rowland Flat, this vineyard comprises of Shiraz and Cabernet plantings.

DAM BLOCK

The largest vineyard on the Estate, home to Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sagrantino, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio.

CHURCH BLOCK

Our Old Vine Shiraz (planted 1907), Old Vine Greanche (planted 1911) and Master Piero Shiraz (planted 1995) are sourced from this small parcel of land in-between the winery and neighbouring church.

ANGEL’S VINEYARD

Located in Lyndoch, home to our Old Vine Shiraz and Old Vine Mourvedre plantings from 1898.

Our Vines

Our grandfather used to say that he could only make great wine with great fruit.
This simple but effective philosophy is reflected in all that we do today, from our rigorous approach to vineyard management to consistency and disciplined fruit selection. With every vintage, we want our Lou Miranda Estate and Leone wines to accurately reflect their variety and region, while ensuring excellent fruit flavours, mouthfeel and satisfaction.

Our objective is to create a unique wine experience combining traditional family elements and world-class wine making techniques. We hope you enjoy our Lou Miranda Estate and Leone range of Barossa premium wines as much as we do.

Leone

The name Leone originates from Lou’s mother, Caterina Leone. It means lion in Italian. We have named this series as our way of honouring a family tradition in wine-making that dates back to the beginning of last century.
The Leone range consists of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Premium Shiraz Cuvee and a range of 5 to 20 year old fortifieds.

Lou Miranda Estate

We have chosen our super premium range from exclusive parcels of grapes, these wines reflect our drive to produce excellence. The range consists of Old Vine Shiraz, Old Vine Shiraz Mourvedre, Old Vine Grenache, Sagrantino and Cordon Cut Shiraz. Every year we strive to produce wines that accurately reflect the Barossa region along with our passion for our business.

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Barossa Old Vine Charter

The Barossa contains some of the oldest vineyards in the world – with one example dating back to 1843 – but until now, there was no formal schedule of classification or registration. In 2009, the Barossa Old Vine Charter was instituted to register vineyards by age, so that older vines could be preserved, retained and promoted. The Charter groups vineyards into four categories by age: (in ascendant order) Old; Survivors; Centenarians and Ancestors.

Barossa Old Vine

Equal or greater than 35 years of age. These Old vines have grown beyond adolescence and are now fully mature. They have a root structure and trunk thickness that encourages diversity of flavour and character. Their worthiness has been proven over many vintages, consistently producing the highest quality fruit for Barossa wines of distinction and longevity.

Barossa Survivor Vine

Equal or greater than 70 years of age. These very old vines are a living symbol of traditional values in a modern environment and signal a renewed respect for Barossa old vine material. They have weathered the worst of many storms, both man-made and naturally occurring, including the infamous 1980s Vine Pull scheme. A Barossa Survivor vine has reached a significant milestone, and pays homage to the resolute commitment of those growers and winemakers who value the quality and structure of old vine wines.

Barossa Centenarian Vine

Lou Miranda Estate Old Vine Shiraz and Lou Miranda Estate Old Vine Shiraz Mourvedre are in this classification.
Equal or greater than 100 years of age. These exceptionally old vines serve as a witness to the Barossa’s resilience in the face of adversity. The Barossa, unlike many other of the world’s great wine regions, is phylloxera-free, which allowed these vines to mature into their thick, gnarly trunks and naturally-sculptured forms without interference. Noted for their low yields and intensity of flavour. Planted generations ago – when dry-farming techniques demanded careful site selection – Centenarian Vines have truly withstood the test of time.

Barossa Ancestor Vine

Equal or greater than 125+ years of age.
An Ancestor vine has stood strong and proud for at least one hundred and twenty five years – a living tribute to the early European settlers of the Barossa. Their genetic material has helped to populate this region with irreplaceable old stocks that underpin the viticultural tradition. Tend to be dry-grown, low-yielding vines of great flavour and intensity, and are believed to be among the oldest producing vines in the world.

With any sense of custodianship, there is responsibility as well as benefit. Old vines also present challenges to the grower: they require a lot of nurturing and yields are often uneconomically low. On the upside, they offer possibilities that young vines simply cannot entertain, they tend to be more drought resistant, and their Darwinian efficiency often means that they can be flavour-, sugar- and tannin-ripe earlier in the season.

The unique history of the Barossa means that this viticultural legacy can be successfully promoted in the pursuit of international fine wine acceptance and credibility. If it should ever be possible to taste history and the past, then it will be through the successful preservation and celebration of an old vine culture.

To download the Barossa Old Vine Charter pdf, please visit www.barossa.com.