Leconfield Cabernet Franc (6 per case)


 

The Leconfield Cabernet Franc vineyard was planted in 1982 and we make this wine as a single vineyard wine. The fruit was harvested and fermented as a single batch for 7 days. Following pressing and malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was racked to predominantly used hogsheads to allow the fruit of the wine to shine through. The wine was racked several times to soften the tannins before ultimately being prepared for bottling.

TASTING NOTES

Very approachable as a young wine. Cedary complexity will develop with 6-8 years of age.

COLOUR

Medium to full red with bright scarlet highlights

NOSE

This Cabernet Franc shows an earthy complexity with a touch of dried sage. Oak plays a subtle understatement to the fragrance of the fruit

PALATE

Round, long, textured, persistent, elegant, silky, creamy

WINE MAKING

Single batch, single vineyard. e fruit was harvested on 5th April and fermented as a single batch with extended maceration on skins. Following pressing and malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was racked to used hogsheads for maturation to allow the fruit to shine through without excessive oak inuence. e wine was racked several times to soen the tannins before ultimately being prepared for bottling in July 2020 We believe this to be a very good example of the variety, with soer tannins and good persistence. It has elegance and strength. Jancis Robinson has described it as 'subtly fragrant and gently irtatious', a more 'feminine side of Cabernet Sauvignon'.

FOOD PAIRING

Fettucine carbonara, cassoulet, vintage cheddar


Leconfield Cabernet Franc (6 per case)