Semillon Barossa South Australia
Peter Lehmann named Margaret after his wife, she is also an enthusiast of Semillon and outspoken advocate of all things Barossa. Small amounts are stored and matured at Lehmann's Tanunda Cellars for the discerning wine enthusiast who appreciates the delicious, rich, full flavoured characters of bottle aged Semillon. Margaret is crafted from the very best Semillon of vintage, precious parcels from a 1923 planting owned by the Fiebiger Family at Vine Vale and a 1936 planting owned by the Scholz family at Light Pass in the heart of the Barossa.
Peter Lehmann rightly espouses Barossa Semillon as a unique style, the estate is justly rewarded with a resource of the choicest vineyards. Lehmann has always had enormous faith in Barossa Semillon but it has been sorely challenged over the past thirty years. The commitment stands and some very old Semillon vines have been preserved. Released as a five year old, Margaret is a fruit driven, deliciously dry white which reflects Lehmann's passion. Grapes are picked early and vinified at lower temperatures for a fortnight, clarified and bottled immediately upon completion, unwooded and unoaked, followed by an extended cellaring.
Vibrant gold, tinges of green. Lively bouquet of lemon zest, lanolin and beeswax, lemongrass aromas and citrus acidity belie its age. Youthful and fresh, paradoxically shows remarkable complexity after five years in bottle, a zesty, tight mineral acidity, an effusive layered palate, pleasingly dry before an elongated, zesty finish. A superb accompaniment to scallops, fresh fishes and white meat roasts.