Leko Wine Cabernet Franc 2021


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The Wine

Cabernet Franc… pretty, violets, fine tannins

Vineyard: Deanery Vineyard, Balhannah

Planted: 2018

Soil type: Sandy loam on Sandstone and soft red rock

Picking date: April 4, 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: Slavonian oak Demi Muid for 6, then stainless steel for 4 months