Peter Lehmann - Masters Botrytis Semillon 2011Australian Dessert Wine
The Barossa Valley, with its warm lingering summers, is a natural home for the noble rot, Botrytis Cinera. What can be a grapegrowers curse is masterfully crafted in this luscious wine that shows the beauty and diversity of the Semillon grape.
The history of this wine dates back to winemaker Andrew Wigan's visit to the iconic Chateau d'Yquem in 1981, home to the world's greatest sweet wine. His time in their vineyards and winery inspired him to recreate the style in the Barossa.
A beautiful bright gold colour which will deepen with bottle age. It has wonderful tropical fruit aromas with just a hint of citrus. It is a truly harmonious wine with a delicious lusciousness on the middle palate counterbalanced by tantalizingly complex acidity, the hallmark of botrytis wine.
With creamy blue vein or washed rind cheeses. A delicious accompaniment for fruit flans, warm winter puddings and great with scrambled eggs for a luxurious brunch. Can be cellared for 20 plus years.