H&V Hill & Valley Barossa Valley Shiraz, PETER LEHMANN
- Stained/Damaged labels!
- Vintage: 2020
- Origin: Barossa, South Australia
- Taste guide: Full bodied, deep garnet in colour with a bright red hue, this wine has a rich and varied bouquet of blackberry, ripe plum with hints of vanilla. The palate is rich and dense, with flavours of plum, black cherry, vanilla and smooth tannins that linger on the finish. The wine is aged for 18 months in a combination of new and old French and American oak barrels to enhance the complex flavours and give it a smooth and mellow finish.
- Food match: It is a perfect accompaniment to chargrilled red meats and hearty Italian dishes.
- 750ml - 14.5% - screwcap
This Peter Lehmann Shiraz, from the renowned Barossa Valley was fermented on skins for 7-10 days to maximise colour and flavour, before it was immediately racked into barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged for 12 months in French oak hogsheads, of which 25% were new.
Peter Lehmann Wines works with over 140 growers across the length and breadth of the Barossa Valley region, with access to over 750 individual vineyard sites. The fruit for this wine comes from two premium vineyards in the cooler Light Pass and Gomersal districts of Northern Barossa. 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 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 – outstanding wineries.
Hill & Valley wines showcase the great diversity of the regions surrounding the winery from the cooler Adelaide Hills, to the elevated Eden Valley vineyards, to those situated on the Barossa Valley floor. Sensitive winemaking techniques allow the wines to express a sense of place and character.
WINE MAKERS NOTES:
“The colour is deep with purple hues and shows aromas of charred spice and plum. The palate is soft and abundant with fruits and fine tannins. Enjoy this Barrosa Valley Shiraz while fresh, or cellar for up to 10 years”.
Just shy of £14 on 3 other UK wine merchant websites. Just £10.99 here is great value, albeit some labels are marked/stained.