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Peter Lehmann Art `n` Soul Riesling

Eden Valley, South Australia

Peter Lehmann Art `n` Soul

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.

The Art ‘n‘ Soul wines are produced with everyday drinking in mind. Each wine offers value, balance and accessibility, all three of which are the foundation stones upon which the winery was built.

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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. Grapes were selected from well established vineyards from the Barossa Valley, which has a long and enviable history as a great producer of Riesling.

Vintage information

2013 was the earliest vintage ever in the Barossa Valley. The weather was fine and dry throughout and heat waves in February brought the harvest forward. A small crop produced outstanding white wines that show delicacy and great purity of fruit.

Vinification

The fruit was picked early, crushed, chilled and the juice immediately separated from the skins to enhance delicacy. Following cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was clarified and bottled immediately following the vintage to maintain freshness.

Tasting Notes

Delicate gold with a green hue. Fresh floral aroma with a hint of lime lead to a palate that shows great fruit purity. The finish is clean and crisp.

Vintage information

Vintage 2013
Grape varieties 99% Riesling
1% Semillon
Region Eden Valley, South Australia
Winemaker Andrew Wigan
Alcohol (ABV) 11%
Acidity 6.7g/l
Residual Sugar 5.5g/l
Wine pH 2.9