2018 THE BAROSSAN SHIRAZ
Peter Lehmann Wines was founded in 1979 by the now legendary Peter Lehmann. The quality of our wines is a testament to the integrity of the relationships Peter built with grape growers across the region throughout his winemaking career.
These relationships remain at the heart of the Peter Lehmann winery today and enable us to source the very best grapes from the finest vineyards every vintage. From the Barossa Valley floor to the elevated sites of the Eden Valley, our winemakers work closely with the 140 growers who meticulously tend to their vineyards situated across the length and breadth of the 14 sub-regions.
As the name suggests, THE Barossan wines are produced to be the quintessential examples of the regions’ 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.
After 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.
Vineyard or Region
Sourced from selected parcels of premium Barossa Shiraz scattered throughout the valley floor.
Deep red colour with a deep black centre.
Lifted aromas of fresh red berries complemented by charred spice notes and elements of dark chocolate and aniseed.
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 finish.
Peak Drinking & Cellaring Potential
Enjoy now or can be cellared until 2028.
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.
Tim Dolan, Senior Winemaker
5 RED STAR WINERY RATING James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion International Winemaker of the Year 2003 & 2006, Australian Producer of the Year 2003, 2006 & 2008 - International Wine & Spirit Competition.