WINEMAKING NOTES: Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon has been the flagship of Leconfield since the first release in 1977. Our philosophy is to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon displaying both depth and elegance where oak complexes and enhances the fruit but is not allowed to dominate. Several components that comprise this wine completed fermentation in French oak while the balance had extra time on skins before pressing and oak maturation. Harvest occurred from the 20th March to10th April with yields ranging from 9-10 tonnes/ha. 4% Cabernet Franc has been incorporated for its floral characteristics. Oak maturation was in a blend of new and used hogsheads with several workings to soften the tannins and fill-out the flavour. The wine received one filtration before bottling on the 26th September, 2014. We believe that this 2013 vintage will offer excellent cellaring opportunities over the next decade and beyond. 2013 was an excellent year in Coonawarra, characterised by a warm and dry summer and cooler autumn. Good fruit set saw healthy yields which ripened evenly and resulted in red wines of excellent depth and concentration.
LECONFIELD Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
- Colour: Full deep red.
- Aroma: Rich ripe cassis and blackberry fruit nose integrated with cedar, nutmeg and cinnamon nuances through maturation in predominantly French oak.
- Palate: The palate displays an excellent depth and persistence of rich dark mulberry fruit with ripe, long tannins.
- Finish: Long and fruity.
- Food Pairings: Tender pink lamb back strap, a rich risotto or full flavoured game.