Peter Lehmann `H & V` Chardonnay 2011 (6 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA.

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Overview

The Hill & Valley Series wines honour the greatness of our growers' vineyards that have defined quality at Peter Lehmann Wines since our foundation in 1979.

Each vintage we keep certain parcels of fruit separate and release them as individual wines. We believe these wines to be a true expression of the varietal characters and unique terroir of the vineyards from which they are made.

This single site chardonnay displays the wonderful diversity of the Barossa region. Grapes were sourced from the Zander family property tucked away high up in the Eden Valley in the Eastern Barossa Ranges. Their vineyard is planted with the superior Bernard clones and the site is particularly cool, perched on a steep east facing slope, on lean rocky soils.

Careful winemaking and cool barrel maturation have preserved the piercing and pristine flavours from this site.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

This is the wine that stopped the Victorian judges (and the rest of us) in their tracks at the Barossa Wine Show this year. Ian Hongell has been learning clever tricks from Kym Schroeter (Penfolds) and other chardonnay luminaries, crafting a wine that utilises funky barrels and solidsy ferment to create delightful struck flint and gunpowder notes. The taut, tense personality of 2011 is on display in refined lemon notes, consummately honed texture and vibrant acid line. This is a wine that pushes the boundaries of Eden Valley chardonnay to new and exciting heights. Rating 95 - Drink to 2012 -2018 Tyson Stelzer, Tysonstelzer.com

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

A fine green, gold tinge.

Aroma/Palate

This is an early picked, delicate Chardonnay with a lovely balance of fruit complexity derived from careful barrel fermentation and maturation.

Cellaring Potential

It is a wine that will develop beautifully over the next 4-5 years during which time it will become a deeper gold colour and richer in flavour.

Food Matching

This is a wine to enjoy with delicate seafood or with white meat dishes—such as roast chicken.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy, Barossa Wine Show 2012 Best Dry Chardonnay

Gold Medal, Barossa Wine Show 2012

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12%

Winery Profile

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In the face of a serious overproduction of grapes and the real possibility of growers facing financial ruin, Peter Lehmann found some investment partners, established a consortium and built the Peter Lehmann Wines winery. It was 1979.The first vintage was processed in 1980 and in 1982 the winery was formally named Peter Lehmann Wines. From then on, its wines have been marketed under the Peter Lehmann Wines label.

As an experienced winemaker, Peter Lehmann was all too aware of the challenges facing a young winery in a competitive market. Growth was well planned, slow and steady.

Initially, the winery facility was built to process fruit purchased from the local growers. Carefully and strategically, the Peter Lehmann Wines operation moved on from the bulk wine market to become a producer of premium bottled wines with a well-deserved international reputation.

As well as purchasing grapes from about 185 local independent growers, Peter Lehmann Wines has its own vineyards, which produce about 2% of its requirements.The famous Barossa wine region is a little over an hour by car north of Adelaide, South Australia’s capital. The Barossa comprises two regions, the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, and these regions encompass a myriad of sub-districts.

The care and consideration which Peter Lehmann Wines brings to the selection of grapes enable the winery to produce a wide range of distinctive, award-winning and internationally acclaimed wines.

Our wines are created from grapes purchased from about 165 carefully selected independent growers as well as grapes grown in the four company-owned vineyards. Many of our growers’ families have worked the same vineyards for five and, in some cases, six generations. These Barossa vignerons tend to around 900 individual vineyards that run the gamut of the Barossa, through Lyndoch, Vine Vale, Light Pass, Stonewell, Greenock, Ebenezer and the Eden Valley.

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