Peter Lehmann The Barossan Barossa Valley Chardonnay 2022
Peter Lehmann The Barossan Barossa Valley Chardonnay
Region: Barossa, South Australia
Bottle size: 75cl
Brilliant lemon in colour with a straw-yellow hue, this Chardonnay displays pronounced peach and nectarine aromas, with subtle spicy and charred notes from the oak fermentation and maturation. The palate bursts with flavours of freshly picked white nectarine and citrus, with a crisp and lingering acidity balanced perfectly by toasty oak complexity.
Parcels of Chardonnay are selected from northern sub-regions of the Barossa Valley. Soils through these areas are a mix of yellow clay, sandy loam and deep alluvial ancient sediment, each imparting their own unique characteristics on the final blend. The Barossa Valley floor consists of mainly flat areas with very gentle slopes, with the majority of rows running east to west. Traditional Vertical Shoot Position trellis systems are most commonly used throughout the vineyards.
Peter Lehmann started his own 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 thought that the Barossa would have lost a huge chunk of its old vines. Crafted by the next generation of Peter Lehmann winemakers, ‘The Barossan’ range highlights the outstanding fruit sourced from the many fabled sub-regions across the Barossa Valley.