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Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz

Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz

Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz

The Black Queen was named in honour of the most hauntingly famous Black Queen of all, The Queen of Sheba, who describes herself in the book of Solomon `I am black, (and) comely.` There can be no better description of this wine.

Peter Lehmann’s sparkling wines explore another dimension to the fruit from Barossa’s valley floor and the cool heights of Eden Valley. What began as an experimental application of méthode traditionnelle with old vine Barossa Shiraz in the early 1980s has expanded to become a family of limited release individual wines that are truly worth celebrating.

Sparkling Shiraz is a unique Australian wine style, and former Chief Winemaker Andrew Wigan was inspired to make a great sparkling wine from Barossa Shiraz in the 1980s. Often referred to as the ‘Jewel in our Crown,’ our Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz is a unique and indulgent wine crafted from premium vineyards in South Australia’s Barossa region. This regal sparkling wine boasts bold flavours and a fine, persistent and elegant bead.
Sourced from a single vineyard of Survivor vine Shiraz (planted 1928), grown by the Schmidt family in Light Pass

Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz – The ‘jewel in the crown,’ this unique and indulgent Sparkling red wine boasts naturally low tannins and rich in juicy blue fruit flavours, balanced by spice and a savoury finish.

This Sparkling Shiraz displays a red colour with a purple centre and fine persistent bead. The bouquet features stewed plums, black cherry and mocha with exotic spices and dark chocolate on the palate, with a long, savoury finish.
Fermented on skins for 7 to 10 days, pressed, clarified and matured for 12 months in older French oak hogsheads. The base wine was then bottle fermented and aged on its yeast lees for two years

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Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianStyle: SparklingRegion: South Australia, Barossa ValleyVintage: 2017Grape Details: ShirazSKU: PETER04

£32.00 a bottle

16 in stock


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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