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.
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PETER LEHMANN Stonewell Shiraz 2010
- Colour: Deep red-black.
- Aroma: Dark, plummy fruit and a touch of chocolate and aniseed.
- Palate: Berry fruit, smooth toasty oak and soft chocolate.
- Finish: Fine tannins and long.
- Food Pairings: Rich game dishes, roast beef, and cheese such as Parmigiano Reggiano, aged cheddar or Grana Padano.