2018 THE BAROSSAN SHIRAZ
Founded in 1979, Peter Lehmann Wines brings unmatched diversity, uniqueness and quality from more than 800 hand-tended vineyards across the length and breadth of all 14 Barossa sub-regions. The quality of Peter Lehmann Wines are a testament to our relationships, allowing us access to the region’s finest grapes.
As the name suggests, THE Barossan wines are are produced to be the quintessential examples of the region’s style. Crafted by the current generation of Peter Lehmann winemakers,
THE Barossan wines showcase our ability to source superb fruit from the many fabled sub-regions across the Barossa Valley, from a selection of growers renowned for their quality.
REGION Barossa Valley.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS After a reasonable winter and spring rainfall, soil moisture was adequate during the growing season and Barossa’s vineyards exhibited healthy canopies heading into summer. January and February were warm and dry, with very warm temperatures in February slowing down the pace of ripening. Vintage really ramped up in March, with the majority of Barossa’s Shiraz being picked during this period.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION Grapes were picked in the cool of the night and crushed immediately into stainless steel fermenters for 7-10 days. After pressing off skins, the wine was then matured into 25% new and older 300L American oak hogsheads for 15 months prior to bottling and release.
COLOUR Deep red colour with a deep black centre.
NOSE/ AROMA Lifted aromas of fresh red berries complemented by charred spice notes and elements of dark chocolate and aniseed.
PALATE A full-bodied Barossa Shiraz with a palate rich in juicy red fruits and persistent chocolate characters that carry through to the palate to finish on a silky soft touch.
ANALYSIS Alc/Vol 14.5% T.A xxg/L pH xx RS (Glucose & Fructose) xxg/L
PEAK DRINKING Enjoy now or can be cellared until 2028.
ENJOY A big bold red that deservedly accompanies red meats - proudly serve alongside a chargrilled steak, roasted beef or robust game like quail. Also a great match with a tasty cheddar on a cheeseboard with friends