Leko Wine Rouge 2021

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The Wine

Easy drinking red – medium bodied, red fruits and spice

Vineyard: Coulter, Gower & Deanery Vineyards

Varietal: 39% Pinot Noir, 24% Sangiovese, 23% Merlot, 8% Syrah, 5% Mencia & 1% Gamay

Planted: 2000, 1996 & 1998

Soil type: Clay loam on shale soft rock and sandy loam on deep clay

Picking date: March 11, 18, 23, 30 March & 6, 8, 9 April 2021

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Destemmed retaining 50% whole berries with no whole bunch

Fermentation: Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily

Time on skins: 2 weeks

Pressing: Free run and pressings combined

Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days

Aging vessel: 2000L Slavonian oak Foudre for 7 months, then stainless steel for 5 months on fine lees

The Review

"There’s always a couple of kinky Koerner wines, here’s one from their Leko range, combining pinot noir, sangiovese, merlot, syrah, mencia and gamay. Rouge, indeed.

Lighter, fresher expression with soft texture, silky and plush, pillowy feel, some sweet, pretty perfume and red berry fruit character to invest in, a lively, crisp finish to keep things refreshing. Beautiful, revitalising, brisk and crisp red wine here. Joyful stuff, and well done." 92Pts, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.


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