The Peter Lehmann VSV Hongell Shiraz was fermented and macerated on skins for up to two weeks, with some partial barrel fermentation. Following processing with clarification, the wine was matured for 15 months in French oak hogsheads prior to bottling.
The Peter Lehmann VSV Hongell Shiraz 2012 vintage came early and was very small. The weather was quite mild throughout and the quality of the red wines is outstanding- they are beautifully balanced with great colour and varietal definition and should age gracefully for many years in the cellar.
Over the past decade, some special pockets of land have consistently stood out to the winemakers for their quality and individual character. Fruit from these vineyards was set aside, and made in small batches to highlight this character as single vineyard wines. The commitment of each grower is recognised with their signature on the label.
Our tightly held VSV – Very Special Vineyard – wines are only made in exceptional years when a single site delivers the ultimate harmony of varietal and region.
Try this with a great steak, roast duck or a mature pecorino cheese- a wine for special occasions.