Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
Wigan affords enthusiasts a rare opportunity to experience the delights of a classic and mature Riesling wine. Eden Valley is home to Australia's greatest Riesling, first planted to the shallow, rocky soils of the higher Barossa ranges in the early 1850s. Time has revealed this place to be a natural home for Riesling, which many winemakers agree is the noblest white varietal. The mature Eden Valley vineyards produce wines with a unique sense of place. Each year Peter Lehmann classifies the very best, to hold back for extended ageing.
Peter Lehmann is an international sensation at Riesling, having been declared Best Riesling in the World no fewer than five times at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. Named for Andrew Wigan who has been the maker of every Riesling bottled under the Peter Lehmann label since the very beginning, Wigan is a testament to Andrew's success within Australia and the international show circuit. From low yielding Eden Valley Riesling vineyards, the grapes are picked early and chill fermented for a fortnight. Upon completion, Wigan is treated to clarification and bottled immediately, followed by five years ageing under the Peter Lehmann cellars.
Delicate green gold hues. Bouquet of fresh limes and honey. The palate exhibits a classic lime juice backbone, taut and racy, refreshingly dry, its superb flinty minerality sliced through by the backbone of fresh lime juice and a touch of honey, finishing with great acidity. Simply a magnificent, mature and evolved Eden Valley Riesling.