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Peter Lehmann Layers White

Barossa Valley, South Australia

Peter Lehmann Layers

Peter Lehmann, with 33 vintages already under his belt, started his own winery in 1979, partly as a means of helping with the glut of grapes then afflicting the Barossa...

“I’ll take your grapes and turn them into wine,” he told the desperate growers, many of them conservative farmers of Silesian descent who regarded their old vines as part of their patrimony. “But I’ll only be able to pay you when I sell the wine.” They gratefully accepted. Without this deal, it is widely thought that the Barossa would have lost a huge chunk of its old vines.

Since its first vintage, the Peter Lehmann winery has championed Shiraz and Semillon, the two great traditional varieties of the Barossa. The Layers blends use these two varieties as a base upon which to build a wine that expresses the new face of the Barossa, using varieties that are new or innovative. These smartly packaged wines show that while Peter Lehamann is a traditional winery, it continues to be as innovative today as it was 35 years ago. 

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Vineyards

Peter Lehmann Wines works with over 140 growers across the length and breadth of the Barossa Valley region, with access to over 750 individual vineyard sites. Fruit for this wine came from selected vineyards throughout South Australia.

Vintage information

2013 was the earliest vintage ever with the weather being fine and dry throughout. The small crop produced outstanding white wines that show delicacy and great purity of fruit.

Vinification

Cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks prior to blending and early bottling have produced a lively and fresh yet complex white wine.

Tasting Notes

An attractive pale yellow with green tints, has the aroma of citrus and hints of peach, floral notes and an aromatic lifted spiciness. It has excellent structure, with a lemon tinged backbone provided by the Semillon and a soft zesty mouthfeel. Finished wonderfully with a mouthful of crunchy fruit.

Vintage information

Vintage 2013
Grape varieties 44% Semillon
19% Moscato/Muscat
19% Gew├╝rztraminer
18% Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Region Barossa Valley, South Australia
Winemaker Andrew Wigan
Alcohol (ABV) 11.5%
Acidity 5.9g/l
Residual Sugar 10.5g/l
Wine pH 3.14