There’s no point in drinking Aussie Sauvignon Blanc from anywhere other than the cool Adelaide Hills (unless it’s from WA and blended with some Semillon). This wine, made from grapes grown at 400m tipifies the Hills – mouthwatering, structured and lean with a lovely lime hit. This is the sort of clean and direct wine that all Sauvignon Blanc growers should be aspiring to.
In 1979 Robert Hesketh and Peter Lehmann started a small business called Masterson Wines. This fledgling company was celebrated for saving many growers during the 1980’s vine pull and went on to become the family winemaking dynasty of Peter Lehmann wines. Fast forward to the present day and Robert and Peter’s sons, Jonathon and Phil respectively, have joined forces in a new family business to create wines that are of a high quality yet remain accessible.
The wines, rather than being ‘all things to all people’ focus on the core strengths of the regions from which they come. The wines are wrapped up in the Hesketh ‘house style’ of balance, complexity and drinkability. These really are brilliantly made and delicious wines.