Winemaker's Notes: ‘Eight Songs for A Mad King’ was one of Peter Lehmann’s favourite vocal ensemble musical works, loved for its soft harmonies. This is sourced from some of the oldest, low-yielding vineyards in Barossa. It was first made in 1996 from three 100-plus year-old vineyards with the aim of producing a decisively soft style unlike any other Peter Lehmann Shiraz before it. Maturation in 100% new French oak hogsheads integrates the rich fruit and velvety tannins to enhance dark chocolate and soft red fruit characters.
Winemaking: Fermented and macerated on skins for up to 2 weeks with some partial barrel fermentation. Following pressing and clarification, the wine was matured in French oak hogsheads for approximately 15 months.
Appearance: Deep in colour with a bright red hue.
On the nose: The nose displays notes of dark chocolate and charry oak combined with lifted red cherry and plum aromas.
On the palate: Soft velvety tannins and soft red fruits on the palate.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Closure: Screw Cap
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2013 Peter Lehmann Eight Songs Barossa Valley Shiraz