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Peter Lehmann Art `n` Soul Semillon Blanc

Barossa 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. The Barossa is blessed with a rich heritage of old, low-yielding Semillon vineyards. The fruit for this wine was sourced from many of these established sites from throughout the Barossa valley.

Vintage information

2012 was an outstanding vintage in the Barossa. Mild weather throughout with cool nights allowed gentle, slow ripening. Varietal typicity is the hallmark of this vintage and the resulting wines display great delicacy and concentration.

Vinification

The fruit was picked early, crushed, chilled and the juice immediately separated from the skins to enhance delicacy. Cold fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, after which the wine was left for a couple of months on yeast lees before clarification and bottling.

Tasting Notes

Delicate green-gold in colour with aromas of lemon flower and a hint of bee‘s wax. The palate is soft with a clean, dry finish.

Vintage information

Vintage 2012
Grape varieties 99% Semillon
1% Chardonnay
Region Barossa Valley, South Australia
Winemaker Andrew Wigan
Alcohol (ABV) 11.5%
Acidity 6.1g/l
Residual Sugar 5.7g/l
Wine pH 3.11