Leabrook Estate Cabernet Merlot Franc

Leabrook Estate Cabernet Merlot Franc - Buy
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Adelaide Hills South Australia
A powerful wine in impressive styling, assembled to the timeless recipe of holy trinity Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon for sound structure and elegant tannins, cassis perfumes and black currant fruit, Merlot for softness and velvety plum richness, Cabernet Franc for added flesh and beguiling complexity. The firm tannins add to the outstanding structure, a statuesque red wine with amazing balance and captivating charm.
Parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Franc are sourced from the warmer parts of cool climate Adelaide Hills. All grapes are hand picked, any damaged or unripe berries are discarded in the vineyard or during a final sorting at the winery. Great care is taken during picking and transportation to ensure that the harvest arrives at the winery in exactly the same condition as existed on the vine. Gentle handling is the priority, there are no pumps, gravity is employed throughout the process to move grapes and musts. Components are treated to maceration at temperatures around 25C. Batches are filled to a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques for completion of malolactic and an extended term of age.
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