Peter Lehmann Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $10.79
Item No. 94561
  • WE88
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Winemaker's Notes

The Chardonnay winemaking philosophy at Peter Lehmann is about making a delicate, soft refreshing style with the accent very much on letting the fruit flavors come to the fore. By blending fruit from vineyards in the lower Barossa Valley with those from the higher, cooler Eden Valley, Peter Lehmann makes a wine with great depth of flavor and a truly stylish, taut structure.

Oak fermentation and maturation is used only sparingly - usually just 10% of this wine is fermented in French oak to give a touch of beautiful textural creaminess which adds complexity to the palate. A very stylish wine that showcases the primary fruit characters and yet gives a touch of softness that many people find so appealing in Chardonnay.

Delicate pale straw in color. A soft creamy nose with peach notes and alluring barrel and wild ferment characters. A taut palate. Restrained; lean and flinty acidity guides nicely weighted fruit and complex oak through to a clean minerally finish. A restrained and stylish Chardonnay from a superb white wine vintage. Enjoy in its vibrant youth, or cellar for a further 5 plus years.

Perfect accompaniment to fuller flavoured fish such as salmon, or creamy pasta dishes, chicken pie or a chicken, leek and mushroom risotto.

"Vanilla-scented oak frames peaches and tropical fruit upfront, and then this wine picks up just enough crisp, citrusy flavors on the finish to give ti a sense of balance and focus." 88 Points,
Wine Enthusiast

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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...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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