2015 Masters Margaret Semillon
The Masters wines are named after a person whom, or event that, has played an intrinsic role in the Peter Lehmann story. Crafted from the classic Barossa varietals, the wines are released with 5 years of bottle age and will continue to age gracefully for many years. Margaret Lehmann is the great woman beside the great man: wife, business partner, and champion of Peter Lehmann Wines and the Barossa Valley. Peter Lehmann winemakers rewrote the rulebooks of Barossa Semillon in the early 90s, eschewing oak and opting for an early-picked style that lent itself to ageing. The result is Margaret Semillon. Released after five years cellaring, it has youthful lemongrass aromas and citrus acidity that belie its age; and complexity you would expect from an aged white with a bountiful trophy cabinet.
Full of beautiful lifted lemon zest and curd. Lovely lemon sherbet characters along with pure zesty acidity. This is a Margaret that requires significant time (and patience) to reach its full drinking potential.
WINE MAKERS NOTES
The grapes were picked early and fermented cold in stainless steel tanks to retain fruit delicacy. Following a two week fermentation period, the wine was clarified and bottled before being cellared at the winery for a minimum of 5 years prior to release.