This wine shows delicate green gold hues with a bouquet of fresh limes and honey. The palate has a classic lime juice backbone and is refreshingly dry, finishing with great acidity. Simply magnificent Eden Valley Riesling.
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
Twice in a row is not a bad achievement for the 2005 Wigan Eden Valley Riesling but then those lucky enough to have come across this wine before will not be surprised by its runaway success. Wigan is Peter Lehmann’s best and most delicate Eden Valley Riesling of the vintage.....the 2005 Wigan is remarkably fresh, retaining that steely, classic, Eden Valley finish that brings longevity... ‘They commence life as wines of great purity and end up as wines of great complexity’, says Andrew Wigan. The grapes come from 11 growers in the area with different vineyards used according to the season. Peter Lehmann’s Reserve Riesling was first made in 1987 and renamed Wigan in recognition of chief winemaker Andrew Wigan’s effective lifelong commitment to the company.Regional Trophy, Australian Riesling, Decanter (MAY/2011)
I was lucky enough to pour 2004 Wigan Riesling on a number of occasions on my 100 Best Roadshow last year and it didn't
fail to entrance every single person that it touched, confirming that dry Aussie Riesling, with a few years under its belt, is every bit as compelling as the great wines of Alsace. '05 Wigs is even
more aromatic and captivating so this message will continue togather momentum everywhere I go.Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
A bright lemon with green tinges.
This multiple medal winner has the classical Eden Valley lime bouquet and is showing the first hints of toastiness, the result of time in the bottle.
The palate is still remarkably youthful with fresh racy acidity and a honeyed deepening on the middle palate. Eden Valley Riesling at its finest.
A perfect aperitif. Also a superb accompaniment to oysters, shellfish, and grilled white fish.
Thanks to the screwcap closure, the wine will gain complexity with further careful cellaring.
Named the Wigan, after PLW’s Chief Winemaker Andrew Wigan, who has been involved in the making of every Riesling bottled under the Peter Lehmann label since the beginning, the Wigan Riesling is a testament to his success with Riesling within Australia and on the International Wine Show circuits.
Medals & Trophies
Decanter Regional Trophy 2011
The Wine Society Trophy (the Best Mature Wine), Melbourne Wine Show 2010
Blue Gold Medal, Sydney International Wine Competition 2011
Gold Medal, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2011
Gold Medal, Melbourne Wine Show 2010
Gold Medal, National Wine Show 2010