Leconfield Merlot 2017 (Coonawarra)

Tasting Notes
Leconfield Merlot 2017 is a medium to full red with a youthful vibrancy.

The bouquet shows balanced oak contributing cinnamon and nutmeg, overlaying the ripe blood-plum fruit of Merlot.

The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth texture and long tannins. The excellent persistence and soft acidity make it a wonderful food wine.

We recommend the following food pairings; Full flavoured poultry, such as twice-cooked duckling and modern Asian style cuisine.

This wine is very approachable on release and will reward medium term cellaring.
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Leconfield is situated in the heart of Australia’s famous Coonawarra with its rich Terra Rossa soil over limestone providing the ideal environment for growing premium Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard was founded in 1974 by pioneering oenologist Sydney Hamilton who at 76 years of age had the dream to produce the classic Australian red wine. Time has validated his choice of Coonawarra as a fantastic place to do just that. Today the estate is planted predominantly to Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller patches of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Shiraz and complemented with the white varieties of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

The growing season was much drier than average with our vineyards receiving only 40% of the average annual rainfall from August to March. Despite that, excellent fruit set provided a more fruitful crop compared with recent years. February's maximum temperature was about average, but all other months from October to March had warmer maximum and minimum temperatures, leading to earlier flowering, veraison and ripening. Our white varieties were picked in February to take advantage of lovely natural acidity. The red harvest was the ealiest that we can remember and the small berry size of the grapes produced full, rich styles with deep red colours and ripe tannin structure. 2016 is again an outstanding year in Coonawarra across all varieties.

Careful fruit selection from grapes grown on our Hamilton block in southern Coonawarra is the source of this wine. Vines were planted in 1987. Our aim is to make a stylish Merlot with great depth of flavour and structure, in which oak plays an important, but not prominent, role in the structure of the wine.

Maturation: 10% New French, 47% 3 year old French, 43% 3 year old American oak, for 15 months. Winery Notes
More Information
Case Qty 6
ABV 14.0%
Brand Leconfield Coonawarra Wines
Color Red
Variety Merlot
Vintage 2017
Country of Manufacture Australia
Region Coonawarra
State South Australia
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $26.00
Dozen Buy $239.88
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