Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Coonawarra South Australia
Leconfield occupies some of the Coonawarra's richest Terra rosa over limestone soils, a composition that's idyllic for vintages of superior new world Shiraz. The aim is to craft a wine endowed with great palate depth and weight of fruit whilst retaining elegance, where oak complexes and enhances the fruit but is not allowed to dominate. Several components of Leconfield complete their fermentations in barrel while the balance is treated to extra time on skins before pressing and filling into the highest quality French oak for an extravagant, extended maturation.
The signature style of Leconfield, from mature adult vines grown to rich Terra rossa soils, the bunches are treated to a detailed hand clean following the initial pruning and harvest. Much of the wine completes fermentation in French oak, assembled with a component that's been treated to extended contact on grape skins for several weeks. Leconfield is matured nineteen months in a selection of seasoned and new French oak hogsheads with several workings to soften the tannins and fill out the flavour, followed by a light egg fining and gentle filtration.
Rich red colour. Ripe plum and cassis nose, red cedar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Palate displays an excellent depth of rich dark peppery plum fruit flavours supported by ripe, long tannins, full of flavour while retaining elegance and finesse. Leconfield will develop cedary characters as the lovely primary fruit evolves. A wine to be savoured in a large glass to the accompaniment of the best beef and gourmandise game.