Peter Lehmann Portrait Eden Valley Riesling 2012
Riesling from Eden Valley, Barossa, Australia
A delicate green/gold hue leads to a fresh, floral aroma witha hint of lime juice. The palate shows great fruit purity andfinishes with a clean crispness.
Serve lightly chilled. It is a perfect aperitif, and the idealwine with fresh oysters, shellfish, and pan-fried white fish.
Australian Wine Companion - "Bright, light straw-green; the wine provides a fascinating contrast to the Lehmann HV Barossa Riesling, firmer, more intense and filled with zesty lime juice flavours, bolstered and lengthened by good acidity; it carries its message through the length of the palate and aftertaste."
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 Wines
About Barossa ValleyView a map of Barossa Valley wineries
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 industry. The valley is strewn with a series of hamlets, small towns spotted throughout the region.
Barossa ValleyBarossa is red-wine territory, with red grapes consisting of about two-thirds of the region's plantings. The reds, Shiraz in particular, are lauded for their rich, concentrated flavors and aging potential. Old vines of Shiraz and Grenache are popular, many up to 80 years old. The valley is home to some of the most famous vineyards of Australia - this is where the first Penfolds Grange was made. Whites are also found, mainly from the Semillon grape – these wines are as full-bodied as the reds although harder to find. Riesling and Chardonnay are also planted.
Eden ValleyRight next to Barossa Valley, but a bit higher in elevation, Eden Valley is an ideal neighbor. Many wineries source vineyards from both areas as the climate difference in Eden Valley leads to wines of a different character. Reds are still mainly Shiraz and Grenache, but the wines are often more restrained and less dense than those in the Barossa Valley. Whites are popular here too. Eden Valley Rieslings and Semillons are particularly excellent.
About AustraliaLike 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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1 rating, 1 with reviewTrinityNOLA - Abbeville, LA27/31/2016
Wow! This was one of the most interesting dry Rieslings I've ever tried (but not in a good way). The overwhelming aroma was that of petrol. It was also the overwhelming taste. Once you can move past the initial taste, the dryness overtakes your mouth and you will swear that you feel your cheeks concaving. The wine finishes with a powerful citrus taste similar to sucking on a lemon. With as much that is going on with this wine, I was surprised that the mouthfeel wasn't richer. This wine was devoid of texture. I must say that I am typically a fan of Peter Lehmann, but this was a miss for me. On the plus side, it was a fun adventure. I'm learning with each new bottle that dry Riesling is a difficult category.
- Light & Crisp