Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Crafted to old world, small batch techniques, by one of the nation's most decorated winemaking teams, from fruit sourced off a canon of dedicated independent grower vineyards which are second to none, many of which have been husbanded by the same family for generations. A richly flavoured and profoundly structured, master of the Barossa Shiraz, which has claimed an impressive tally of national show awards, including a significant medal win at the highly prestigious VISY Great Shiraz Challenge.
Grapes are sourced predominantly from three choice vineyards at Koonunga, Tanunda and Lyndoch, as well as contributions from other fine sites, dotted throughout the premier viticultural precincts of Barossa Valley. The Lehmann team take aim at constructing a full flavoured, seamless wine that's consistent with the enduring Barossa style of Shiraz, robustly flavoured yet gentle on the palate, generous yet finely balanced. Parcels of fruit are crushed into fermenters and treated to a term of cold soak for optimal extraction, the musts are vinified on skins over the course of a fortnight, followed by transfer to a selection of fine French oak hogsheads for a year's maturation.
Crimson with dark garnet hues. An articulate nose of lively black cherries, brambles and chocolatey French oak, garnished by twists of the pepper mill. A deeply layered palate, showing flavours of currants and plum, liquorice and mellow, dark chocolate oak. Drinking beautifully and will continue to evolve handsomely, the perfect accompaniment to meats or braises, recipes calling on chorizo or Grana padano.