Peter Lehmann (Barossa) 2015 Hongell Single Vineyard Shiraz
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The 2015 VSV Hongell Shiraz is a powerful and distinctive wine. Fruit has been sourced from a small block of sustainable Shiraz vineyards grown by Ian and Daniela Hongell on the western ridge of the Barossa Valley. The vineyard sits on red brown earth over weathered ancient rock producing low-yielding fruit of rich intensity. The colour is bright with a deep crimson hue leading to a bouquet of dark plums and mixed spice. The palate displays a richness typical of Barossa Shiraz harnessed by ethereal tannins and well integrated oak. Dark plum and blackberry flavours give an incredible fruit intensity with a long finish.
Over the past decade, special pockets of land from across the Barossa have been identified for their exceptional quality and individual character. Each vintage, small parcels of fruit from these vineyards are set aside for the VSV wines. The parcels are stored in their own individual barrels and monitored closely by the winemakers throughout the process. The wines are made in limited quantities with the sole purpose of highlighting the unique characteristics of the vineyard. To showcase the commitment of the growers behind each of these special wines, their signature has been imprinted on the label.