Peter Lehmann Masters Wigan Eden Valley Riesling 2015

Peter Lehmann Masters Wigan Eden Valley Riesling 2015

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Peter Lehmann Masters Wigan Eden Valley Riesling 

Region: Eden Valley, South Australia

Vintage: 2015

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Riesling

ABV: 11%

Delicate in colour with youthful highlights, and a soft aroma of lime and floral notes combined with toasty characters. The palate shows great fruit purity, with intense lime cordial character mixed with lemon rind and a fresh, crisp, dry finish. This is one of the classic Wigan Rieslings from an exceptional vintage, which will age well.

Sourced from Willam Hurn’s ‘Old House’ Vineyard, planted in 2002. The vineyard has all the hallmarks of a classic Eden Valley Riesling site – high altitude, soils composed of schist and shale and protected by afternoon sun due to it being nestled at the base of Menglers Hill.

Peter Lehmann founded his eponymous winery in 1979, partly as a means of helping with the glut of grapes then afflicting the Barossa. “I’ll take your grapes and turn them into wine,” he told the desperate growers, many of them conservative farmers of Silesian descent who regarded their old vines as part of their patrimony. “But I’ll only be able to pay you when I sell the wine.” They gratefully accepted. Without this deal, it is widely believed that the Barossa would have lost a large swathe of its old vines. The crisis passed, in large part thanks to Peter’s energy and vision, and the Lehmann winery became one of the Barossa’s, and Australia’s, most outstanding wineries. It was for his role as saviour of the Barossa and as the creator of this winery, that Peter was named ‘Personality of the Year’ by the International Wine Challenge in 2009.