Vintage for Peter Lehmann Wines officially finished on the 1st of May, with the estate grown Botrytis Semillon block being the last grapes picked for 2018.
Our senior winemaker Tim Dolan says we have tipped the scales at 20,080 tonnes and grape quality is very high across the board.
“Vintage 2018 highlights have included some small parcels of Barossa Cabernet, Eden Valley Riesling and of course, Shiraz. There are a few blocks of Eden Valley Shiraz that we are quite excited about. However, I must mention that unlike a Stonewell Shiraz or Mentor Cabernet, fellow winemaker Brooke Blair’s kombucha is unfortunately not looking any better with age!"
“All reds have now been pressed off and are slowly making their way into oak for hibernation over winter - much like Tony, our viticulturist, who is very keen for a few good nights' sleep now that harvest is complete!”
To all the Mums out there – it’s your day off! What better way to celebrate with a relaxing weekend in one of Australia’s best wine regions, the Barossa. Pop into Peter Lehmann Wines on Mother’s Day and receive a complimentary glass of Margaret Semillon or Sparkling White wine to mark your special day.*
If you have a bit more time during your travels, why not also enjoy a special lunch at Peter Lehmann Winery with family and friends. Sample the delicious assortment of local produce served up on our famous Weighbridge platter or try our new winter menu option, a delicious Steak and Shiraz Pie. Local acoustic artist, Cloudy Davey will also be entertaining guests in Cellar Door from 1.00pm – 4.30pm. Call us to make a booking on (08) 8565 9555.
*One complimentary glass of Margaret Semillon or Sparkling White wine per person only redeemable on Sunday 13 May 2018.
Our delicious Black Queen Sparking Shiraz was inspired by the trail blazing ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ of the 1950s – one of Australia’s unique influences to the world of wine.
Former Peter Lehmann Chief winemaker, Andrew Wigan, was attracted to the style as a young winemaker. He aspired to make a great sparkling wine from Barossa Shiraz as soon as he arrived in the region and began working with the late Peter Lehmann in the 1970s.
Black Queen is crafted using ‘Method Traditionale,’ which includes bottle fermentation and five years cellaring in the bottle on tirage. Our 2011 Vintage was crafted from low yielding Shiraz grapes sourced from the Light Pass district in the Barossa, an area that experienced a warm and stable summer and produced richly flavoured grapes of exceptional quality.
The name ‘The Black Queen’ is in honour of the Queen of Sheba, a woman of great richness, beauty and power - much like the attributes of this wine and perhaps someone special in your life this Mother’s Day!
Enjoy this Sparkling Shiraz to mark a celebration or enjoy with dinner guests as a starter. We love this wine paired with Peking duck pancakes or oysters wrapped in bacon and grilled. Call the Cellar Door team on (08) 8565 9555 to place orders or simply complete the order form here.