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Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz

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$28.00

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Vintage 2020
Premium Estate grown McLaren Vale Shiraz from our Farm Block, situated in front of our Cellar Door. The McLaren Vale Shiraz is a full-bodied wine with great depth and finesse.

Vegan Friendly

Alcohol by Vol.:
Alcohol: 14.5%
Vintage:
2020
Bottle size:
750mL
Bouquet:
Bright, vibrant nose showing red plum and olive nuances overlayed with subtle oak that provides an element of coffee mocha.
Palate:
Lovely rich. full, concentrated ripe shiraz palate with fine tannins that provide persistence and length. Round acidity provides elegance and grace.
Cellaring:
Very approachable at release, the wine has the structure to mature and develop over 8-10 years or more.
Winemaking:
Our 'Farm' block just to the south of the McLaren Vale township provides the black loam soil over clay that limits yields and encourages small berries to produce the rich Shiraz fruit for this wine. Harvesting was at night to take advantage of cooler temperatures. All components were fermented to dryness and allowed extended maceration on skins before pressing. The oak used for maturation was predominantly new and used French with some second use American to aid the perception of fruit sweetness and a light fining polished the soft tannin structure.
Background:
Leconfield was established in 1974 by pioneering oenologist Sydney Hamilton who, at 76 years of age, had the dream to produce the classic Australian red wine. Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz provides a sibling to the classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, for which the estate is famous, the Coonawarra Merlot and its recent new addition, Cabernet/Merlot.
Vintage Conditions:
Lower than average yields due to weather conditions at flowering. McLaren Vale’s rainfall was slightly above average with a warmer July and a cooler. One very hot day on 20th November affected just flowering vines with cool, windy conditions into mid-December affected fruitfulness. Very hot conditions in the last half of December pushed the average maximum. Good rain events in January helped relieve the dry December. Both January and February were cooler than average providing a longer ripening period without any extremes. Relatively mild conditions continued into March provided ideal harvest conditions. From modest yield, fruit quality is very good and displays good intensity with elegance

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