Peter Lehmann, The Barossan, Barossa Valley Shiraz, 2018
Region: Barossa, Australia
Bottle size: 75cl
This wine is a deep red in colour with lifted aromas of fresh red berries complemented by spicy notes, dark chocolate and aniseed. An intense, generous and full bodied wine with juicy red fruits, silky tannins and a soft, supple finish.
The Barossan highlights the outstanding Shiraz sourced from the many fabled sub-regions across the Barossa Valley. A selection of the area's key growers have shared their passion and pristine fruit to create this quintessential Barossa Shiraz.
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.