Peter Lehmann Masters 'Botrytis Semillon' 2021
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Even we are sometimes guilty of forgetting how damn good sweet wine can be - a treat we don't allow ourselves often enough! This wine is a welcome reminder that we should be drinking more of it. The intense nose shows apricot, honey, and butterscotch bananas. On the palate the flavours continue with toffee & lemon marmalade joining the party and a zippy acidity lifting the otherwise luscious mouthfeel makes for a tremendously well balanced wine.
Peter Lehmann, with 33 vintages already under his belt, started his own winery in 1979, partly as a means of helping with the glut of grapes then afflicting the Barossa. "I'll take your grapes and turn them into wine," he told the desperate growers, many of them conservative farmers of Silesian descent who regarded their old vines as part of their patrimony. "But I'll only be able to pay you when I sell the wine." They gratefully accepted. Without this deal, it is widely thought that the Barossa would have lost a huge chunk of its old vines. The 'Masters' wines are made from the parcels regarded by the winemakers as the best Semillon, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz of the vintage.
Light Fresh Sweet Wine
|Producer||Peter Lehmann Masters|