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Peter Lehmann wins three trophies at International Wine Challenge
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With the announcement of results from the 2007 International Wine Challenge in London, Peter Lehmann Wines can feel incredibly proud of their efforts having scooped three Trophies for their 2002 Eden Valley Reserve Riesling and 2001 Reserve Semillon.
This is an amazing result in what is claimed by the organisers “to be the world’s largest blind wine tasting”. 9,358 wines were entered from 35 countries and only 260 won gold medals (2.85% of total entries), and just 84 wines were awarded trophies.
“The 2002 Eden Valley Reserve Riesling has emulated the efforts of the 2001 vintage giving us back to back Australian Riesling and Eden Valley Riesling Trophies, once again endorsing the fabulous viticultural qualities of Eden Valley as a world class Riesling district”, stated Andrew Wigan, chief winemaker.
The 2002 Peter Lehmann Eden Valley Reserve Riesling has now won 5 Trophies and 7 Gold Medals, “…and is now only starting to hit its straps!” Wigan said.
For the winemaking team at Peter Lehmann Wines, winning the International Semillon Trophy with the 2001 Reserve Semillon is the culmination of many years work.
“Semillon grows easily alongside Shiraz in the Barossa and is a regional specialty. Most of the Semillon we sell under the Peter Lehmann label is relatively young with delicate lemon flower notes, however, each year we pick a small batch to bottle early under the Reserve label and cellar for 5–6 years before release which allows the wonderful complexities to develop.” Wigan said.
The 2001 Peter Lehmann Reserve Semillon has now won 2 Trophies and 15 Gold Medals around the world to date.
Andrew also went onto say, “The freshness and class of these two exciting wines is further guaranteed by the fact that they are sealed under screw cap – the winemaker’s friend!”