Shiraz Mourvedre Tempranillo Grenache Carignane Barossa Adelaide South Australia
Layers is a melange of flavour drawn from five varietal grapes. A cepage of the three inveterate Barossa red varietals, Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre, with two traditional but exciting hispanic grapes, Tempranillo and Carignane, to construct a wine that is so much greater than the sum of parts. Don't be fooled by it's easy drinking and approachable nature, as each taste reveals another layer of subtle complexity. A great wine to complement the modern Australian lifestyle and diverse textures of contemporary east west fusion cuisines, so enjoy.
Peter Lehmann has long believed the Barossa to be a winemaker's paradise. This relatively small winegrowing region is capable of producing outstanding quality wines from a wide array of traditionally grown grapes and a growing retinue of exciting varietals which have found a new home in the Barossa over recent years. Peter Lehmann established his consortium to vinify and label the fruit of local growers, eventually becoming a producer of flagship Australian wines with a well deserved international reputation. Each varietal component of Layers is individually fermented to dryness on skins, thence matured in seasoned French and American oak barrels for seven months prior to bottling. Alcohol 14.5%
Cherry black colour. Aromas of dark plum, chocolate and savoury black olive. The palate is a soft mouthful of forest fruits with wild bramble undertones. The Shiraz element works closely with the Tempranillo, contributing spice, plum fruit and refreshing acids. Carignan and Mourvedre bring exotic seasonings of cinnamon and clove with complex berry characters. Grenache adds a fleshy, heady, pastoral quality to the wine, bringing the palate to a fine stylish finish.