2018 Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Colour

    Dense brooding red
  • Aroma

    Fragrant, ripe cassis and blackberry nose enhance with cedar and cinnamon through French oak maturation. This is a wonderful example varietal Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Palate

    Medium to full bodied with great persistence of flavour and retains the elegance expected of high quality Coonawarra reds. Tannins are textured, silky and long and the finish is clean and bright.
  • Food Pairing

    The style and elegance of this Cabernet will complement the finest beef and venison, through to rich vegetable ragout and pasta.
  • Ageing Potential

    The wine will have immediate appeal yet reward a decade or more of cellaring to achieve secondary complexity of cedar and black truffles.
  • Notes

    Balancing patience and prudence to capture the best potential of the fruit. Patience allowed for fruit to achieve flavour ripeness, prudence not to lose all that hard work through being too greedy. Typically, our oldest, most trusted blocks ripened a little early and were directed to complete fermentation in new French Oak barrels after 6 days skin maceration. Other blocks were allowed more time to macerate before being placed into oak after malo-lactic fermentation. Several rackings of the wine occurred and some batches maturing in new oak were swapped in to older oak and vice versa. Coopers from both Bordeaux and Burgundy have lent their hand to mature this wine. Our emphasis is to have long tannins yet sufficient opulent fruit to fill the palate. Minimal fining was required before bottling
  • Closure Type - Screw Cap

  • Volume - 750mL

  • Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Maturation - 100% matured in French oak for 18 months. (43% new, 57% 1-3 year old)

  • Alcohol - 14.5% Alc/Vol

  • PH 3.47

  • Titratable Acidity 6.7 gms/litre

  • Vine Age 1974-1998, 1998-2001

  • Region Coonawarra

  • Residual Sugar 0.43 gms/litre

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