My Basket

Close

Peter Lehmann 'Black Queen' Sparkling Shiraz 2014

Peter Lehmann's 'Black Queen' Sparkling Shiraz is one of Australia's unique contributions to the wine world. Named after the Queen of Sheba this sparkling wine was inspired by the groundbreaking 'Sparkling Burgundy’ of the 1950s. Peter Lehmann Wines works with over 140 growers across the length and breadth of the Barossa Valley region, with access to over 750 individual vineyard sites. The Black Queen is made from Shiraz grown on old, low-yielding vines in premium vineyards in the Nuriootpa, Light Pass and Ebenezer districts of the Barossa Valley. The grapes were fermented on skins for 7-10 days, before being pressed and clarified. The wine was then matured for 12 months in older French oak hogsheads. The base wine was then bottle-fermented and aged on its yeast lees for five years. After disgorgement, a small percentage of fortified Shiraz was added to build complexity and add natural sweetness before release. Bright red with a dense black core, this wine has concentrated aromas of plum, blackberry and dark chocolate. The palate is quintessentially 'Black Queen', with a gentle mousse, naturally low in tannins, soft and abundant in rich blue fruit flavours and a Christmas cake finish. Best enjoyed now, however, will comfortably develop further in the cellar for a further 5-10 years

Wine File
Producer:
Peter Lehmann
Country:
Australia
Region:
South Australia
Sub Region:
Barossa Valley
Style:
Sparkling Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Syrah/Shiraz
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
14.0%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.5
£27.00

The Producer Peter Lehmann | Barossa Valley

Peter Lehmann Barossa Valley Vineyards

Peter Lehmann 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...

Learn More

Other wines from this producer

Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz 2019

From £18.75 - per bottle

The Region South Australia

South Australia straddles the centre of the Australian continent, and is the Australian wine industry’s ‘powerhouse’ State, producing most of Australia’s wine - from its cheapest to its most expensive - and boasting some of the oldest individual vines in the world. The old vines found in...

Learn More

Other wines from this region

Long River Shiraz 2019

From £9.50 - per bottle

Dowie Doole Hooley Dooley 2017

From £11.00 - per bottle

Katnook Estate Founder's Block Chardonnay 2017

From £14.50 - per bottle

Katnook Estate Founder's Block Merlot 2017

From £14.50 - per bottle

Katnook Estate Founder's Block Sauvignon Blanc 2017

From £14.50 - per bottle

The Lane Block 1A Chardonnay 2018

From £14.75 - per bottle

Chapel Hill The Parson Shiraz 2017

From £14.75 - per bottle

Langmeil Three Gardens White 2018

From £14.75 - per bottle

The Primary Grape Wine By Grape Variety | Syrah / Shiraz

Organic vines in Vineyard with crop cover

The name Syrah is derived from Shiraz (the grape name adopted by Australia) and is a black grape variety that makes dark, spicy red wines in many countries. The wines from this grape...

Learn More

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
100%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
M
M.R.
An absolute beaut!