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Peter Lehmann Art `n` Soul Shiraz Grenache

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 fruit for this wine was sourced from old, established vineyards dotted throughout the Barossa.

Vintage information

Unusually mild cloudy weather throughout 2011 gave rise to softly textured red wines with good varietal definition. Four times the average rainfall was recorded and many growers had to contend with downy mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis, but excellent vineyard management resulted in good yields of the red grapes.

Vinification

The fruit was fermented on their skins for seven days prior to pressing off. The wine was left unoaked in order to preserve the varietal fruit characters, making this wine ideal for early drinking.

Tasting Notes

Deep vibrant red in colour with a bouquet of dark red fruits and a touch of aniseed in the background. The Grenache brings lifted aromatics, perfectly complementing the rich and soft elegance of the Shiraz. A richly flavoured fruit driven wine with great aromatics and a beautifully soft finish.

Vintage information

Vintage 2011
Grape varieties 85% Syrah/Shiraz
13% Grenache/Garnacha
1% Cabernet Sauvignon
1% Tempranillo
Region Barossa Valley, South Australia
Winemaker Andrew Wigan
Alcohol (ABV) 14.5%
Acidity 6.15g/l
Residual Sugar 3.1g/l
Wine pH 3.55