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Peter Lehmann Weighbridge Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia

Peter Lehmann Weighbridge

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.

These wines are named after the Weighbridge where the growers deliver their fruit each autumn. They are easy drinking, but still bear the stamp of Peter Lehmann quality.

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Vineyards

Peter Lehmann Wines has established a close partnership with growers in South Australia enabling the production of a rich and vibrant wine with strong varietal definition.

Vintage information

The 2012 vintage came early and was very small. The weather was quite mild throughout and the quality of the red wines is outstanding - they are beautifully balanced with great colour and varietal definition.

Vinification

The fruit was fermented on skins for seven days prior to pressing, clarification and blending. A portion of the wine was matured with French and American oak for 12 months.

Tasting Notes

Cherry red in the glass, with hints of dark plum and chocolate on the nose. A fruit driven palate with a soft tannin finish.

Vintage information

Vintage 2012
Grape varieties 99% Syrah/Shiraz
1% Merlot
Region Barossa Valley, South Australia
Winemaker Andrew Wigan
Alcohol (ABV) 14.5%
Acidity 5.74g/l
Residual Sugar 2.7g/l
Wine pH 3.56