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Peter Lehmann, The Barossan Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz2016

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Lifted cherry and brooding dark fruit aromas combine seamlessly with sweet chocolate and mocha undertones. An intense, generous and full bodied wine with fine tannins.

Why we love it: 

Over 140 wine growers contribute to Peter Lehmann wines

Drink with: 

Summer BBQ

Tech

Country
Sub-Region
Barossa Valley
Vintage
2016
Blend Info.
100% Shiraz
Alcohol by Vol.
14.5%
Bottle Vol.
750ml
Cellaring
Now - 2020
Serving Temp.
12 - 17°C
Closure
Screw Cap

Producer

Peter Lehmann

Peter Lehmann was born in 1930 in the town of Angaston in the Barossa Valley. He was the son of a Lutheran pastor, Franz, and it looked likely that he would follow in his father’s footsteps. However, Franz died suddenly in 1955, and Peter was forced to drop out of school to support his grieving mother. In 1947, Peter began working for the Yalumba winery, under Rudi Kronbgerger, the esteemed riesling maker. In 1959, Peter was offered a contract as winemaker/manager at Saltram, where he stayed for the next 20 years. When a grape surplus threatened the livelihoods of many growers in 1977/78, Peter was given permission by Saltram to work on a ‘side project’, called ‘Masterson’ (named after the gambling Sky Masterson character in ‘Guys and Dolls’, given that what he was doing was seen as a huge gamble), in which he processed fruit from several growers. When Saltram was sold in 1979, Peter established ‘Masterson Wines’. Peter saved growers from financial strife, whilst also moulding his business into a very successful wine company with an outstanding reputation. In 2014, ‘Peter Lehmann Wines’ sold to ‘Casella Family Brands’, which manages labels including ‘Yellow Tail’ and ‘Brand’s Laira’.

Peter Lehmann has a wide variety of wines to suit many budgets. The ‘Layers Adelaide White’ is a blend of Semillon, Muscat, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris, with floral, lemon and spicy aromatics over a textural palate with great mouthfeel. The ‘Barossan Shiraz’ is a full-bodied wine with chocolate and coffee undertones and dark fruit fine tannins leaving a glorious aftertaste. If you’re lucky enough to get it, The ‘Stonewell Shiraz’ is Peter Lehmann’s flagship wine and one of Australia’s greatest, with intense depth and structure, featuring sublime aromas and flavours that only get better as it cellars.

For more information on Peter Lehmann and their wines, head to their website.

Region

South Australia

A behemoth of a state, South Australia is responsible for over 50% of Australia's wine production. With the first known planting here taking place in 1836, local vintners have had time to truly perfect their art. In fact, SA is also home to some of the oldest Shiraz vines on the planet, with around 38% of SA’s old vines being Shiraz.

Such a large area means that the terrain, climate and soil profiles vary immensely between regions, allowing for a vast array of varieties to thrive. Some of South Australia's premier wine regions include; Barossa Valley, Mclaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and the Adelaide hills. Such a collection of prime wine regions has earned South Australia the grand title of Australia’s Wine Capital. But it doesn’t stop there, the prowess of SA wine producers mixed with fantastic growing conditions has garnered the state the privilege of being dubbed one of the 9 Great Wine Capitals of the World.

Towards the end of the 19th century, Europe was ravaged by an outbreak of Phylloxera, an aphid that injects a venom into the root of the vine while sucking out sap. The effect of the outbreak vastly influenced the global market. For example, France’s wine output decreased by over 40%, with the whole ordeal costing the country over 10 billion francs. Luckily for all, the grand ‘down-under’ remained a wine wonder, as the blight couldn’t take flight and reach the far away lands.