Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz 2010
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Region: Barossa Valley (Ebenezer, Nuriootpa, Freeling and our own vineyard on Stonewell Road)
Winemaking: Fermented and macerated on skins for up to 2 weeks with some partial barrel fermentation. After pressing and clarification, matured in 90% French and 10% American Oak hogsheads for approximately 14 months.
Suggested Cuisine: Savour with rich game dishes, roast beef, and cheese such as Parmigiano Reggiano, aged cheddar or Grana Padano.
Winemaker: Andrew Wigan
Tasting Notes: The outstanding 2010 vintage has produced a densely coloured Stonewell with a black centre and bright crimson edge. The bouquet is beautifully integrated with dark briary fruits, chocolate and a touch of aniseed. The palate shows the richness and length expected of a great Stonewell and the finish is firm but finely grained- a wine of great dignity that will continue to improve for many years with careful cellaring.
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.