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Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
The story of Langmeil begins with early Barossa settlement, planted to Shiraz by Christian Auricht in the 1840s, the estate vineyards were restored by the Lindner and Bitter families during the 1990s. Some of Herr Auricht's original plantings are still in production, three and a half priceless acres of gnarled, dry grown vines which provided the cuttings for much of Langmeil's refurbished heirloom parcels. A princely range of old, to very old single vineyard wines, delineated by the eloquence of each unique site, defined by the provenance of history and pioneer folklore. Saved from the ravages of time by the hand of providence and generations of dedicated.. The legacy landscapes of langmeil»
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Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Merlot Coonawarra South Australia
Leconfield take aim each year to construct a fragrant, mouth filling Coonawarra Merlot, from grapes infused by the rich terra rosa soils, layered with great depth of flavour and framed by sound structure, in which oak plays an important but not prominent role. Significantly, the vines are in their third decade of productivity and yield a distinctly elegant Merlot wine of great sophistication and exquisite balance, suitably swathed in a robe of fine, silky tannins.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
Since inaugural release, Leconfield have been driven by the philosophy that great wines can only come from great vineyards. Merlot grapes are harvested off exclusively estate grown vines, including clone V3D14, planted 1974, 1982 and 1990 to Coonawarra's reddest Terra rossa soils. After a detailed hand clean up which follows the initial machine pruning, grapes are crushed and juices inoculated, initiating tthe ferments and a term of three weeks resting on sedimentery yeast lees. Following completion of malolactic, Leconfield is treated to fifteen months in a combination of new and prior use French and American oak hogsheads and barriques. Alcohol 14.0%
Vibrant youthful red colour. Powerful sweet fruit bouquet enhanced by integrated, cedar oak. An elegant, yet full flavoured Merlot, a concentration of plum, fruit sweetness and persistence expected from Coonawarra with fine long silky tannins. To accompany twice cooked duckling and modern Asian cuisine.
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