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Peter Lehmann VSV 1885

Peter Lehmann VSV 1885

Over the past decade, some special pockets of land have consistently stood out to the winemakers for their quality and individual character. Fruit from these vineyards was set aside, and made in small batches to highlight this character as single vineyard wines. The commitment of each grower is recognised with their signature on the label. Our tightly held VSV – Very Special Vineyard – wines are only made in exceptional years when a single site delivers the ultimate harmony of varietal and region. Ebenezer, in the north-west of the Barossa, is home to Ralph and Angela Schrapel who are sixth generation guardians of a very special patch of Shiraz planted by their forebears in 1885. Planted on red brown earth soils, at over 300m above sea level, this 4 acre block is home to extremely low yielding, gnarled and twisted vines producing a red wine of rich colour and flavour intensity. This is the background to Peter Lehmann VSV 1885

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Located 80 kilometres north-east of Adelaide in South Australia, Barossa has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest wine regions. The rolling hills, valleys and ridges are home to some of the world’s oldest vines dating back to the 1840’s and known for producing many iconic world class wines.
Comprised of two distinct regions, Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, and 14 sub-regions, Barossa is one of the world’s most unique wine regions due to its diversity of terrior, topography and mesoclimates. Knitted together like a patchwork quilt, each sub-region displays a rich diversity of soil type imparting unique flavours and characters into the wines.
Barossa is one of the only wine regions in Australia to have neighbouring warm and cool climate growing conditions. Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers, relatively low rainfall and low humidity, providing perfect conditions for growing grapes. The lower Barossa floor is drier, warmer and is ideally suited to growing iconic full bodied Shiraz. The higher altitude Eden Valley region has a cooler climate with abundant winter rainfall. The soil in Eden Valley is rocky and acidic, with shallow rock and shale that creates world class Rieslings.
Peter Lehmann Wines works collaboratively with over 140 growers across the length and breadth of the region, many of whom have been involved with the Peter Lehmann story for decades. Through these strong bonds and generations of working with the region’s finest grape-growers, Peter Lehmann Wines continues to craft a range of premium wines that speak of their orig

Peter Lehmann VSV 1885 – truly exceptional wine

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: ShirazRegion: South Australia, Barossa ValleyVintage: 2018Grape Details: ShirazSKU: PETER02

£36.00 a bottle

5 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.

Barossa Valley

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.


flourish in a range of climates. In the warm to hot climates you can expect extremely intense aromatic, rich, full bodied wines, with hugh fruit (almost sweet) and chocolately tasting. In the more moderate/cooler climates you’re more likely to find structured Shiraz wines with black cherry, pepper and spice characters rather than the chocolate and fruit styles found in warmer climates.

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