Peter Lehmann `Stonewell` Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

"In the beginning we made just one Shiraz, the grape variety that has defined the Barossa as one of the world's great wine regions. But we knew Shiraz that came from some vineyards was better than others - smaller, deeper in colour and more intensely flavoured - 'Little Black Jewels' we called them. For over 20 years, Stonewell has been lauded as one of Australia's greatest wines and one of the world's greatest Shiraz." - Andrew Wigan

The story of Stonewell Shiraz began in 1987 when Peter Lehmann decided to make a special Shiraz - a wine of immense intensity and muscularity that would demand time in the barrel and bottle before release. The wine was named ‘Stonewell’ after the district that he believed best showed the characters admired most in Barossa Shiraz.

This tradition has continued and each vintage the best Shiraz from our legacy of growers’ Barossa vineyards is chosen to create Stonewell. Usually no more than a dozen small, old vineyards are selected each year, the oldest planted in 1885. The berries are small and sparse with crops typically less than 1.5 tonnes per acre.

The pedigree of these vineyards and the knowledge that has been passed from each grape growing generation to the next assures us that Stonewell Shiraz is a wine of great longevity that can be cellared with confidence for many years to come.

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

Expert Reviews

Deep purple-crimson; imposes itself from the first whiff of the expressive bouquet, the first sip of the palate, yet does so with style (and guile); the aromas and flavours are complex, yet seamlessly moulded in a supple display of black and red fruits, the tannins equally supple, the French oak totally integrated and balanced.

Rating 96 - Drink to 2035 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014

"Firm, focused and juicy with currant and plum fruit that mingles with coffee and toasted bread notes as the finish lingers against well-integrated tannins. Best from 2015 through 2021." Rating 94 - Harvey Steiman Wine Spectator Magazine (JAN/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dense black centre with a deep garnet rim.

Aroma

The bouquet is redolent of dark plums and chocolate with a hint of mixed spice.

Palate

A wine of great dignity, it’s structure is superbly taut, with intense fruit depth reined in by the firm tannins.

Food Matching

Savour with rich game dishes, roast beef, and cheese such as Parmigiano Reggiano, aged cheddar or Grana Padana

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - 2013 London International Wine & Spirit Competition

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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