Peter Lehmann, The Futures Shiraz
Stunningly smooth, rich and layered, this is a wonderful glass of wine. Made from old vines producing small bunches of intense, dark berries, it is ironically made for now and for cellaring into the future... Full of dark fruits, chocolate and licorice it has a gorgeous smokiness from the French oak hogshead barrels.
This iconic Shiraz represents the essence of the Peter Lehmann legacy - made to respect the joint future presperity of the growers that Lehmann was working with, it is to this day a "pay now and we'll deliver in two years" project.
Lehmann's wines and their legacy are considerable. The story of the winery has reminiscences of the Vincent Lingiarri struggle, as grape growers in the Barossa were being deprived of their living by companies refusing to pay and honour contracts. Lehmann essentially saved the region by taking out a loan and building a winery to vinify the excessive amount of grapes harvested in the region. The first wine was The Futures Shiraz, named as a commitment that Lehmann was giving to the growers' own future, as well as his own. Working this closely and successfully with vineyards in the region has given him unparalleled privilege in being able to source the best quality fruit available, and it's obvious that it isn't just saved for the best wine either: grape for grape, these are some of the best value wines from Barossa, year after year after year.
- Mature Cheeses
- Red Meats
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