Internationally renowned Barossa Valley winery, Peter Lehmann Wines, is proud to introduce New Zealand wine lovers to its new release Shiraz – Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz 2015.

As the Barossa is home to some of the greatest Shiraz vines in the world, The Barossan Shiraz 2015 showcases a quintessential Barossa Shiraz crafted by Tim Dolan, Senior Winemaker and the next generation of PLW winemakers. The 2015 vintage is Tim’s take on the classic varietal, demonstrating rich flavours and generous character in an approachable, soft and well-rounded style of Shiraz.

A born and bred Barossan, Tim respects the tradition and integrity of Barossa Shiraz and has carefully selected the fruit which he feels best represents his beloved region to create this wine. Fruit for The Barossan Shiraz 2015 has been sourced from some of the longest standing grower families in the Barossa; third, fourth and fifth generation growers from across the region have shared pristine fruit from mature vineyards, the oldest dating back to 1966. The wine has been crafted to highlight the unique attributes and qualities of the Barossa’s many sub regions, each of which brings an individual characteristic to the wine.

Presenting a range of premium Peter Lehmann wines in New Zealand this week, including the newly released The Barossan Shiraz 2015, Brand Ambassador Malcolm Stopp said; “Shiraz is the signature variety for the Barossa Valley and Peter Lehmann. Peter Lehmann Winemakers have been crafting iconic, award-winning Barossan Shiraz since 1980 The Barossan Shiraz is an excellent example of how Barossa Shiraz has evolved from big, bold, robust wines to soft and well-rounded styles displaying elegant bright fruit and fine tannins.”

He continues; “I’m delighted to be able to share this wine with New Zealand’s wine drinkers. It has been very well received in Australia and we hope to see the same success here. With Peter Lehmann’s reputation for Shiraz and long standing relationships with generations of family growers some of the best fruit in the region has been sourced for this blend. A natural progression in quality and complexity from our Portrait range, this wine takes the classic style of Barossa Shiraz to the next level.”

A selection of premium Peter Lehmann Wines have been available to New Zealand’s wine drinkers for decades including;

Peter Lehmann Clancy’s Red

Peter Lehmann Hill and Valley Shiraz

Peter Lehmann Hill and Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Peter Lehmann VSV Ruediger Cabernet Sauvignon

Peter Lehmann Futures Barossa Shiraz

Peter Lehmann VSV 1885 Shiraz

Peter Lehmann Stonewell Barossa Shiraz

Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz 2015 widely available in supermarkets ; RRP $24.99.

 

Winemaking

Grapes were fermented and macerated on skins for two weeks, with a portion in barrel. The wine was clarified and sent to mature for 12 months in a mix of American and French oak barrels.

Vintage Conditions

The 2015 growing season was cool and dry, with rain arriving just in time for veraison. Grapes with ripe dense colour and classic varietal characteristics.

Tasting Note

In the glass the Peter Lehmann Barossan Shiraz 2015 offers lifted aromas of lifted cherry and dark fruit, seamlessly combined with overtones of mocha and sweet chocolate. On the palate, the wine has generous intensity with fine tannin and a supple soft, lingering finish.

About Peter Lehmann

Peter Lehmann established the Tanunda-based Barossa Valley winery that bears his name in 1979 to help ensure the livelihood of the region’s long established grape growers during the oversupply of the 1978 vintage. In doing so he created a wine brand that today signifies quality Barossa winemaking. Every vintage 144 of the region’s finest grape growers supply Peter Lehmann Wines with quality fruit from more than 700 hand-tended vineyards throughout the Barossa.

Since 2015, Peter Lehmann Wines are proudly distributed in New Zealand by Giesen Wine Group.

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