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Lehmann 8 Songs Shiraz

Lehmann 8 Songs Shiraz

Lehmann 8 Songs Shiraz – A tribute to the great Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, the inspiration of this unique Barossa Shiraz comes from the entwined story of England’s `Mad King`, George III, the operatic collaboration of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Randolph Stow and the visual art of Rod Schubert which all came together in a seamless symphony from the Barossa Music Festival. The epitome of what the Barossa does so well, Eight Songs Shiraz is luxuriant, sumptuous and brings to the palate all the musky spices that mark a truly great shiraz.

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, Barossa ValleyAlcohol: 14.5%Vintage: 2013Style: Fruit PackedFlavours: , , , , Grape Details: ShirazVinification: Fermented and macerated on skins for up to 2 weeks with some partial barrel fermentation. Following pressing and clarification, the wine was matured in French oak hogsheads for approximately 18 months.Cellaring: Very approachable now, and will continue to develop in the bottle over the next 8-10 years.Tasting: On the nose: Dark chocolate-dipped ripe plum aromas with a hint of smokiness. On the Palate: This is Shiraz at its voluptuous best, with a deliciously velvety smooth mouth feel and generous length.Food: Excellent with braised lamb shanks, rare beef, and richly flavoured casseroles and, of course, excellent with aged cheddar cheeses.SKU: PETER01

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Peter Lehmann Wines

Peter Lehmann’s personal bravery, loyalty and commitment to the Barossa forged the foundations of the winery that bears his name, built in 1979 to protect the livelihood of his mates, the independent Barossa grape growers, and their treasured vineyards. His passion for, and commitment to, the Barossa is infectious and continues with everyone today that is associated with Peter Lehmann Wines, now under the guidance of son Doug Lehmann.

South Australia

The Barossa Valley is one of the major regions in Australia, where many of the major wine companies are based. It is believed the first vineyards were planted in the 1840s by Silesian migrants (who settled in Bethany). There followed a rapid expansion of plantations. The early styles of wines produced were heavy dry red wines and fortified wines that were popular both domestically and in Britain. After the Second World War the styles shifted to lighter table wines with production of Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Barossa Valley is home to some very well known names such as Seppelt, Wolf Blass and Penfolds as well as many smaller producers. The climate is Mediterranean with hot dry summers and cool wet winters, making it ideal for viticulture. The main wine styles: White – Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon-Chardonnay blend; Red – Shiraz (full bodied & ripe) with Old Vine Shiraz a speciality of many vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro blend, Cabernet-Merlot blend.

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