Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz (6 per case)


 

This fruity medium bodied wine offers dark, gently spicy aromas with earthy undertones. Stunning deep ruby colouring, along with balanced soft tannins, hints of red fruits and strawberries, makes this an ideal match for those who love anything Italian.

TASTING NOTES

Here's a label we haven't seen for a few years but it's about to make a big comeback round here. The previous vintage was narrowly pushed out of the No.1 spot in Cuisine by a wine literally selling at ten times the price of this, Leconfield Shiraz is an absolute beauty, especially if you like them big. It's dark and dense with super ripe and concentrated fruit that soaks up those lovely meaty tannins.

COLOUR

Full deep red

NOSE

Black olive and Satsuma plum fruits with integrated oak that provides a subtle fresh roasted coffee background.

PALATE

The rich Shiraz fruits with fine textured long tannins provide persistence to this full bodied, yet elegant wine. Acidity is soft and round to give palate succulence.

WINE MAKING

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

FOOD PAIRING

Best with full flavoured meals. Roast lamb, warm lentil salad, mild curry


VINTAGE NOTES 

The 2019 growing season can be described as being both warmer and drier than average. Yields were below average and berry size was smaller, helping to concentrate flavours. Conditions until late February were cooler and provided ideal conditions during veraison. Very warm conditions in the last week of February and early March saw rapid ripening and a compressed harvest period, producing concentrated flavours

Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz (6 per case)