Shiraz Barossa Valley Eight Songs 2003
A tribute to the great Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, the inspiration of this unique Barossa Shiraz comes from the entwined story of England’s “Mad King”, George III, the operatic collaboration of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Randolph Stow and the visual art of Rod Schubert which all came together in a seamless symphony from the Barossa Music Festival. The Barossa Valley was settled in the 1840’s by German speaking Lutherans and English migrants, many of whom planted vines. These vineyards have been tended over many generations and today, the Barossa is the custodian of some of the world’s oldest and greatest Shiraz vineyards. Peter Lehmann Wines has an intimate knowledge of these vineyards, still nurtured by the descendants of the early pioneers. With an understanding of the qualities of the special low yielding vineyards and the flavour subtleties of Barossa Shiraz, Peter Lehmann Wines has crafted an individual wine that is both regal and stylish. Sourced from selected high quality, low yielding Shiraz vineyards of the north western districts of the Barossa Valley, fermented and then matured for 18 months in new French oak hogsheads. Very approachable now, and will continue to develop in the bottle over the next 8-10 years. Dense black in colour with a garnet rim and dark chocolate-dipped ripe plum aromas with a hint of smokiness on the nose. Deep, rich black berry fruits with lashings of chocolate reined in by soft tannins. This is Shiraz at its voluptuous best, with a deliciously velvety smooth mouth feel and generous length. Excellent with braised lamb shanks, rare beef, and richly flavoured casseroles and, of course, excellent with aged cheddar or hard cheese.
Peter Lehmann Wines is one of Australia’s most respected and innovative winemakers, creating wines that delight wine lovers around the globe. Winemaking operations are carried out at a single site located near Tanunda, in the heart of the internationally famous Barossa Valley, South Australia.