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Peter Lehmann Riesling trumps at 2011 Barossa Wine Show

Peter Lehmann Wines (PLW) is celebrating after winning four trophies at the Barossa Wine Showpresentation on Thursday September 15.

The star performer was the 2005 Wigan Riesling from Eden Valley, named Most OutstandingBarossa Table Wine in the Premium Classes, surpassing a strong field of Barossa Shiraz.

The wine also took out trophies for Best Dry White Riesling, (one year and older) and MostOutstanding Barossa White Table Wine.

The local win follows The Wigan’s success in London last week, receiving the trophy for BestAustralian Riesling over 10 in the Decanter World Wine Awards.

The 2005 release of The Wigan – the current release – has now garnered six trophies at nationaland international wine shows.

“Winning a trophy in front of our friends and colleagues in Barossa is just as sweet as downtownLondon,” Wigan says of the wine named in his honour.

Reinforcing PLW’s mastery with Eden Valley Riesling, the 2002 Peter Lehmann Reserve Rieslingalso took home a trophy for best Museum White.

“These wines are a tribute to our growers in Eden Valley. Their passion in producing fruit that isgood enough to go into wines like these – the best of what we make – is why we are here today.

“The Wigan is our declaration that Eden Valley creates some of Australia’s greatest Riesling.”Wigan says PLW’s Riesling program stepped up a gear in 2001 when all wines were sealed underscrewcap.

“These two wines will live happily for another 40 to 50 years.”

Only 1000 dozen of The Wigan is made each year, representing the very best fruit of the vintage.It is aged for five years before release.

The 2005 Peter Lehman Wines The Wigan Riesling is priced at $28, and is available at PeterLehmann Wine cellar door, and online at peterlehmannwines.com.