Peter Lehmann Eden Valley Riesling 2004
Riesling from South Australia, Australia
The cooler slopes of South Australia's Eden Valley consistently produce many of Australia's great Rieslings. Peter Lehmann Wines have won the International Wine & Spirit Competition's prestigious Peter Sichel Trophy for Best Riesling, World Wide on four occasions with Eden Valley Rieslings.
As young wines, Eden Valley Rieslings show floral aromatics and fresh, tangy crispness. Deliciously lively in their youth, Eden Valley Rieslings tend to soften and honey with age.
The 2004 Eden Valley Riesling has been bottled using the Stelvin closure to maximize freshness and guarantee quality. Lemon/lime flavors with hints of honey to come. Superbly crisp with the typical steely mineral backbone of an Eden Valley Riesling from an excellent vintage.
Excellent with pan-fried fish, freshly shucked oysters, seared scallops, and freshly caught yabbies.
Peter Lehmann Winery
The history of Peter Lehmann Wines is intrinsically linked to the events that made the Barossa famous. Formed in 1979 by Peter Lehmann to assist the grape growers of the region who at the time were facing financial ruin, they now enjoy the rewards of longstanding friendships and loyalty. Each vintage, over 160 grape growers supply Peter Lehmann with the best fruit from over 900 of the best vineyards located throughout the Barossa. These amazing resources enable them to craft wines for every occasion, including their flagship, Stonewall. Peter Lehmann Wines has developed a reputation as one of Australia's most respected, energetic and innovative premium wine producers and today, the team continues to create wines that delight wine lovers around the globe. View all Peter Lehmann WinesLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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