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Sorry no longer available - Peter Lehmann Art Series Chardonnay
Sorry no longer available - Peter Lehmann Art Series Chardonnay

Country of Origin: Australia

Region: South Australia

Grape Varieties: Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%

Food Matches: This wine is ideally suited to chicken and white meats with creamy sauces. Or as an aperitif with appetisers and canapes. Try it with fish like swordfish and monkfish.

Price: £8.75
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Tasting Note: A delicate pale lemon colour leads onto a typically stylish Chardonnay showing fresh white peach and melon fruit with a background hint of barrel fermentation character and a soft, dry finish. This wine drinks beautifully in its vibrant youth but cann be cellared with confidence for another 3-5 years where it will develop depth and complexity.

Producer Details: A fifth generation Barossan, Peter Lehmann was born at Angaston in 1930, the son of a Lutheran pastor. His winemaking career began in 1947 as a 17 year-old with Yalumba where he worked under the mentorship and tutelage of the great Rudi Kronberger for 13 years until he was appointed Winemaker/Manager of Saltram Wines in Angaston. In that role for 20 years he built a national reputation for his high-quality, innovative Barossa Wines. He founded his own winery in 1979 in order to support the Barossa growers who were facing financial ruin in the face of a serious overproduction of grapes - he named his new venture Masterson after the Damon Runyon character Sky Masterson, acknowledging what a gamble he had taken. Peter Lehmann Wines soon became a producer of premium bottled wines with a well-deserved international reputation. However, the imminent withdrawal of the principle shareholder in 1993 threatened the company's survival and Lehmann was again forced to gamble - this time by offering equity in the company by public float. The growers with whom he had forged such lasting relationships and his loyal staff invested in the new enterprise together with thousands of small investors and the float succeeded almost overnight.

In The Vineyard: After a short burst of heat in late January and early February the weather settled down and was warm and stable throughout February and March producing delicate white wines of exceptional quality. A blend from Barossa Valley (69%) and Eden Valley (31%) mature Chardonnay vineyards.

In The Winery: 20% of the fruit underwent wild ferment in new French oak hogsheads with the balance being fermented cold in stainless steel. The separate components were then aged on their yeast lees for 6 months to give some complexity and texture and finally blended and bottled.

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