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Peter Lehmann Riesling trumps at Adelaide Wine Show - October 7th 2011

Peter Lehmann Wines is the proven champion of Riesling after taking two trophies at the Adelaide Wine Show – one each for the introductory 2011 Classic Riesling, and the flagship 2006 Wigan Riesling.

The $12 Classic Riesling was awarded the trophy for the hotly contested Best White Wine Under $20.

The 2006 Wigan – to be released on November 1 – was awarded Best Riesling in Show, the second time running it has taken this trophy at the Adelaide Wine Show.

The 2006 vintage is rapidly emulating the success of the 2005, which recently won three trophies at the Barossa Wine Show, including Best Wine in Show, as well as Best Australian Riesling over 10 in the Decanter World Wine Awards in London.

“Our Riesling program has been a strong focus over the past decade,” winemaker Andrew Wigan said today. “To stand out from the field with both our top wine and our introduction to Riesling is the greatest acknowledgment that we are doing the right thing. Trophies are always nice to win, but getting a trophy for a wine that sells for $12 is great news for everybody.

“This is a tribute to our growers and the team at the winery, and firmly places Eden Valley as one of the great Riesling sites of the World.”

The 2011 Classic Riesling is a blend of fruit from the Barossa and Eden Valleys.

“The cool, slow ripening conditions of the 2011 vintage were instrumental in making delicate Rieslings, and with the Classic Riesling, we were able to get the best of it thanks to the spread of growers throughout the Valleys.”

In addition to the two trophies at the Adelaide Show, Peter Lehmann Wines won seven gold medals spread across the varieties that are the heart of the winery – Riesling, Semillon and Shiraz. Vindicating the quality of the flagship wines, the 2007 Stonewell Shiraz – also released this November - was amongst the gold medal winners.

The 2011 Peter Lehmann Wines Classic Riesling is widely available now with a RRP of $12. The 2006 Peter Lehmann Wines Wigan Riesling will be released on November 1, priced at $28 and available at Peter Lehmann Wines cellar door - www.peterlehmannwines.com.