Peter Lehmann, Wigan Eden Valley Riesling 2013

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Australia

  • Region:

    South Australia

  • Area:

    Eden Valley

  • ABV:

    11.00%

  • Grape:

    Riesling

  • Grape Blend:

    Riesling 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Andrew Wigan

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Peter Lehmann Wigan Eden Valley Riesling 2013 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The 2013 'Wigan' Riesling is delicate in colour with youthful highlights, and a soft aroma of lime cordial combined with toasty characters. The palate shows great fruit purity with a fresh, crisp, dry finish. This is one of the classic Wigan Rieslings from an exceptional vintage, which will age well.

Production Notes

The grapes were picked early and fermented cold in stainless steel for two weeks before clarification. Bottling took place immediately, then the wine was cellared at the winery for five years prior to release.

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Producer Profile

Peter Lehmann, with 33 vintages already under his belt, started his own winery in 1979, partly as a means of helping with the glut of grapes then afflicting the Barossa. "I'll take your grapes and turn them into wine," he told the desperate growers, many of them conservative farmers of Silesian descent who regarded their old vines as part of their patrimony. "But I'll only be able to pay you when I sell the wine." They gratefully accepted. Without this deal, it is widely thought that the Barossa would have lost a huge chunk of its old vines. The 'Masters' wines are made from the parcels regarded by the winemakers as the best Semillon, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz of the vintage.