Peter Lehmann `Black Queen` Sparkling Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

Chief Winemaker Andrew Wigan grew up in a town close to the Seppelt winery at Great Western in Victoria and the Sparkling Shiraz produced there held a strong attraction for a young winemaker. Ever since coming to the Barossa in the mid 1970’s to work with Peter Lehmann he wanted to make a great sparkling wine from Barossa Shiraz. We started making a few cases each year in the 1980’s and didn’t get really serious about it until the first wine was released in 1999 from the 1994 vintage after 5 years cellaring in the bottle on tirage. The Black Queen is made in the traditional Methodé Champenoise.

We named it The Black Queen in honour of the most hauntingly famous Black Queen of all, The Queen of Sheba, who describes herself in the book of Solomon thus - “I am black, (and) comely.” There can be no better description of this wine. A truly indulgent pleasure.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Beautifully deep in colour with a persistent fine bead.

Aroma/Palate

The bouquet shows hints of chocolate and dark cherry leading to an explosion of dark, exotic fruits on the palate—a very special sparkling red for special celebrations.

Food Matching

The perfect celebration wine: a great party starter and wonderful for a lazy Sunday Brunch. Delicious with roast turkey, quail and glazed ham, or chocolate cake!

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2012

Bronze Medal, Barossa Wine Show 2012

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Sparkling Red
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14%

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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