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Dual trophies at Royal Sydney Wine Show for Peter Lehmann whites
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Following on from the incredible success with their white wines last year, on both the national and international Wine Show circuits, Peter Lehmann Wines (PLW) collected another two trophies at the Royal Sydney Wine Show for their 2002 Reserve Eden Valley Riesling and 2002 Reserve ‘Margaret’ Barossa Semillon.
Andrew Wigan, chief winemaker, alongside PLW winemakers Ian Hongell, Leonie Lange, Kerry Morrison and the recently recruited Phil Lehmann, said upon receiving the news at their Tanunda based winery, “What a great way to kick off the year, and particularly bearing in mind that we are flat chat in the middle of the ’08 vintage, which incidentally is shaping up to be a pearler!
“It shouldn’t come to us a shock to win these awards, as the ’02 Reserve Eden Valley Riesling has now won 12 Trophies and 13 Gold Medals and the ’02 Reserve Barossa Semillon – now called “the Margaret”- has won 4 Trophies and 18 Gold Medals, but the thrill and level excitement just never seems to dwindle!”
The two trophies and the award winning wines were:
Douglas Lamb Perpetual Trophy for the Best Riesling, Dry Style in Show – Class 30 2002 Peter Lehmann Wines Reserve Eden Valley Riesling
The RAS of NSW Semillon Annual Trophy for the Best Semillon in Show – Class 31 2002 Peter Lehmann Wines ‘Margaret’ Barossa Semillon
“To have won the Trophy for the Best Semillon, in Sydney, and under the Chairmanship of James Halliday, is something that I’m extremely proud of and reinforces that we can mix it with the very best Semillons from the Hunter and all over Australia," Wigan said.
“I’ve said it before, and I say it again,… now that these wines are sealed under screw-cap, the freshness and class is further guaranteed for years to come, just as we, the winemakers, have intended,” Wigan concluded.
Both wines currently available through selected fine wine retailers and at the Peter Lehmann cellar door.