Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz barossa 2008

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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.

Winemaker’s note: Dense black centre with a deep garnet rim. The nose  shows lashings of dark plums and chocolate with hints of
mint. A wine of great dignity, its structure is superbly taut, with intense depth of fruit reined in by the firm tannins. As befits a wine made in strictly limited quantities, this is a wine for posterity and may be cellared with confidence. 

VINTAGE: The 2008 vintage is held in high regard in the Barossa,giving red and white wines of excellent regional and varietal character. 

WINEMAKING:Fermented & 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 approx 14 months.

ENJOY:  Savour with rich game dishes, roast beef, and cheese such as Parmigiano Reggiano, aged cheddar or Grana Padano.

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