Peter Lehmann Masters 'Black Queen' Sparkling Shiraz 2017
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Intensely flavoured Shiraz grapes from old, low-yielding vines create this wine inspired by the groundbreaking Sparkling Burgundy of the 1950s. Sparkling Shiraz is one of Australia's unique contributions to the wine world. This superb example of the style from Peter Lehmann is named after the Queen of Sheba. Beautifully deep in colour, the aroma is intense and vibrant, showing hints of satsuma, plum and black cherry leading to an explosion of dark exotic fruits on the palate. Naturally low in tannins, soft and abundant in rich fruit flavours and finishing with a little Christmas cake spice. Best enjoyed now, however, will comfortably develop further in the cellar for a further 10-12 years. A very special sparkling red for times of celebration.
This is amazing with meat off the barbecue.
Peter Lehmann Wines works with over 140 growers across the length and breadth of the Barossa Valley region, with access to over 750 individual vineyard sites. The Black Queen is made from Shiraz grown on old, low-yielding vines in premium vineyards in the Light Pass and Stonewell districts of the Barossa Valley. These parcels were both chosen for their high fruit concentration and balanced tannin levels, typical characteristics of their districts.
The grapes were fermented on skins for 7-10 days, before being pressed and clarified. The wine was then aged for 12 months in older French oak hogsheads. The base wine was then bottle-fermented and aged on its yeast lees for four years. After disgorgement, a small percentage of fortified Shiraz was added to build complexity and add natural sweetness before release.
Residual sugar 28g/l
This wine has been produced using a sustainable process.