Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz 2016
Peter Lehmann’s flagship wine 'Stonewell' was first produced in 1987, made from Shiraz grown in the most premium sites of the Barossa. It was named ‘Stonewell’ after the district that Peter believed best showed the characters admired most in Barossa Shiraz, the fruit is sourced from the estate-owned ‘Stonewell’ vineyard and a handful of small, old vineyards dating back as far as 1885. These old Shiraz vines yield under 6 tonnes per hectare of small, sparse berries which are partially barrel fermented and matured in French oak hogsheads for at least 15 months prior to bottling. Consistent quality for over 30 years has been reflected by countless awards and being rated ‘Outstanding’ in the Langton’s VII Classification; recognising the best of Australian winemaking practices, vineyard provenance and regional voice. Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz is deep purple in colour with a crimson rim. Aromas of black fruit, ironstone and fig are prevalent on the nose, along with spice, char and some cedar undertones from the oak. The palate is well textured, with intense red and plummy fruits as well as dark chocolate. A wine of immense power and grace.