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Peter Lehmann Riesling wins Best Wine of Show
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The Peter Lehmann 2002 Reserve Eden Valley Riesling was named the ‘Best Table Wine of Show’ at the National Wine Show of Australia in Canberra winning four trophies in the process. It is the first time that a Riesling has won the top award at the National Wine Show.
It scooped the pool, shining against all other table wines, both red and white, and won the following four trophies:
The Wine Society Trophy — Best Dry White Riesling – Premium Classes
The J. McCarthy & Co. Pty Ltd Trophy — Best Dry White Table Wine
The Vintage Cellars Trophy — Best White Table Wine
The Len Evans Memorial Trophy supported by Vintage Cellars — Best Table Wine of Show
It was an outstanding show for Peter Lehmann Wines who also won 6 gold medals. These were for the ’01 Reserve Eden Valley Riesling, the ’02 Reserve Eden Valley Riesling, the ’07 Eden Valley Riesling, the ’02 The Margaret Semillon, the ’03 The Margaret Semillon and 1998 The King.
Canberra is the apex of the Australian Wine Shows. Only wines which have achieved a medal in accredited national Wine Shows can be entered, so competition is fierce. The Chairman is James Halliday, long regarded as the doyen of wine judges.
Andrew Wigan, chief winemaker of Peter Lehmann Wines, said, “This award caps off an incredible year in the show ring. The ’02 Reserve Eden Valley Riesling is a magnificent wine, a truly classical Riesling and has to date won 10 trophies, including two in this year’s International Wine Challenge in London.”
As a two year old wine, it achieved similar recognition in the 2004 Barossa Wine Show, when it won the Trophy for The Most Outstanding Barossa Wine in Premium Classes.
It is a current release and is available in selected fine wine retail shops around the nation or from the winery Cellar Door.