Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Franc 2019
This Cabernet Franc, on the nose, shows an earthy complexity with a touch of dried sage. Round, long, textured, persistent, elegant, silky, creamy.
Our Cabernet Franc vineyard was planted in 1982 and we make this wine as a single vineyard wine. The fruit was harvested on 5th April and fermented as a single batch with extended maceration on skins.
Following pressing and malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked to used hogsheads for maturation to allow the fruit to shine through without excessive oak influence. The wine was racked several times to soften the tannins before ultimately being prepared for bottling in July 2020.
We believe this to be a very good example of the variety, with softer tannins and good persistence. It has elegance and strength.
Jancis Robinson has described it as 'subtly fragrant and gently flirtatious', a more 'feminine side of Cabernet Sauvignon'.
Fettucine carbonara, cassoulet, vintage cheddar.