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1 - 8 of 8 Wines By Leabrook
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Leabrook Estate Cabernet Franc
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
Leabrook are all about crafting restricted yields of hand picked Adelaide Hills fruit through a Burgundian approach to winemaking. Vines were originally establsihed to a quarter hectare hobby block of rocky clay soil in Onkaparinga Valley, closely planted in the traditional French way, the inaugural vintages immediately started to show promise. A historic woollen mill in Lobethal was ideally suited as a wineworks. Textural, elegantly aromatic and exquisitely balanced, the limited release wines of Leabrook may not be easy to find but they are worth the challenge.
$2999each
$357DOZEN
EACH
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Leabrook Estate Chardonnay
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
Much of the philosophy at Leabrook centres around creating wines which are excellent as a compliment to good food. The finest Chardonnay are renowned for their innate affinity to cuisine, Leabrook defines the ultimate in styling, immensely food friendly while offering serious palate weight, superior length and remarkable elegance. From the Mawsons Ridge vineyard at Forest Range in the hills above Adelaide, the fruit of low yielding vines is essential, a remarkable wine of impeccable balance, pristine elegance and superior length.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
 
Honey straw hues. Full aromas of stone fruits, citrus, spice and beautifully integrated oak. Ample palate of layered orchard flavours, grapefruits and lyre fruit, nashi and nuts, supported by a fine length of creamy nougat textures. Well balanced and complex, bring your Leabrook to a long lunch of grilled white meats, avocado salad and the freshest seafood.
Leabrook Estate Pinot Noir
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
Leabrook were born out of a love for the great Pinot Noir growths of la Bourgogne. Following a proverbial pilgimmage to the illustrious C├┤te-d'Or, a quarter hectare of rocky soils was secured on the propitious Adelaide Hills, the aim being to construct a new world Pinot Noir of satin textures, solid palate weight and the softest, chamois tannins. Closely planted and lovingly husbanded, the precious vines yield an extraordinary quality of Pinot Noir. A mix of seasoned and new French oak barriques are employed to mature gracefully without dominating the fruit.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The closely managed Leabrook vines are always pruned hard in winter and trimmed throughout the summer, ensuring low yields of well exposed berries. Earlier picked grapes offer greater finesse and aromaticness, parcels picked later in the season are laden with bolder flavours and greater structure. Vinification techniques may vary according to the influences of the vintage, acid levels are checked and the mode of handling is determined as fruit is sorted at the winery. The aim is to construct a Pinot Noir with profound smoothness of texture, solid palate weight and the softest tannins. A selection of one and two year old French oak barriques are employed to mature components without dominating fruit.
Leabrook Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
Leabrook is made to be marvellously eloquent with all the intense perfumery, crisp flavours and revitalizing acidity, which have so endeared adherents of the Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc style. All the work in constructing such a wine happens in the vineyard, the challenge for the winemaker is to preserve the character and allow the charming fuit to speak for itself. A minimal handling of the precious grapes and long cool ferments, serve to retain all the lovely expressions which lie just below the skin.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
 
Light straw yellow hues. Sweet fruit aromas, melons and passionfruit, apples, greenery of the garden, hessian and herb. Intensely flavoured palate, dressed with refined acidity and lined with exquisite balance, hints of fragrant grasses and crisp orchard notes, succulent green apple and fresh melon flavours, retaining soft natural acidity, an extremely long finish and aftertaste.
Leabrook Great Little Clare Valley Fiano
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
From fruit grown to the Kelly Family property at Valley Clare, a mesoclime that's not dissimilar to the old world origins of the Fiano varietal in Sicilia and Campania. A robust, animated wine, alive with aromas of fresh picked guava, red apples and pear, venturing into pine, lime and citrus nuts, the complexity and palate weight are seasoned by gentle herbs and honeyed cashew, a rewarding textural finish. The fruitiness and exquisite palate length of our eccentric merits accompaniement to the finest white meat recipes and cosmopolitan Al fresco fare.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
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Leabrook Great Little Graciano
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
One of the great grapes of D.O.C Rioja, there is much about the torrid terroir and capricious climes of Australian viticulture that's perfectly predisposed for the gracious Graciano. A beautifully perfumed wine with layers of complexity and palate richness, star anise, spiced cherries and cardamom spice, all supported by ripe llquorice tannins and a veneer of judicious mocha oak.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
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Leabrook Great Little Gruner Veltliner
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
Think Adelaide Hills Gr├╝ner Veltliner and tasty Al fresco nibbles, what could be better? A distant relative of Traminer and Pinot Noir, Gr├╝ner Veltliner was recently redefined as seriously epicure when it triumphed over a field of prestigious Burgundies at a Grand Cru taste off. Indigenous to the temperate vales of Austria and the Danube, ever so popular around the cosmopolitan bars of Vienna, refreshingly crisp with zests of tropical fruit, its clean, revitalizing palate lingers with racy varietal notes of piquant white pepper and fragrant lime.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
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Leabrook Great Little Neeyo Tempranillo
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
An engaging Tempranillo wine in impressive new world styling, a fashionable fusion of savouryness, freshness and fruit. Gentle handling is the priority, there are no pumps, gravity is employed throughout the process to move grapes and musts. Florals and leather bouquet, violet, olives and bay. Opaque red berries and black cherry fruit, mulberry and five spice run through the long, soft palate, all framed by a veneer of vanillan cedar oak, supported by a flattering length of pliant tannins, exquisitely balanced by the judicious savouryness of a food friendly cherry tang.
$2399each
$287DOZEN
EACH
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Components are treated to a traditional vinification before transfer to a selection of seasoned oaks. Parcels of Tempranillo are painstakingly sorted, any damaged or unripe berries are discarded in the vineyard or during a final cut at the winery. Great care is taken during picking and transportation to ensure that the harvest arrives at the winery in exactly the same condition as existed on the vine.
Leabrook Estate is a family-owned boutique winery located in the cool climate Adelaide Hills at Lobethal in South Australia

Leabrook Estate specialises in high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and produces wines from a range of other cool climate varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The story of Leabrook Estate started in 1978 around bottles of Burgundian wines at dinner parties. The wines had great character and delicacy. This was the beginning of Leabrook estate founder Colin Best's love affair with Burgundy and things Burgundian. These wines had an extra dimension of elegance and intensity.

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After a visit to Burgundy, Colin started by leasing a small quarter hectare patch of rocky clay soil in the Adelaide Hills where he planted clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay; a hobby block that for several years taught the trials and pitfalls of mildew, weeds and winemaking techniques. The French had close planted for a reason, based on 200 years experience. The resulting wines immediately started to show promise and before long, Colin Best was planning his retirement from engineering to devote his life to viticulture.

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Colin approached winemakers already established in the relatively young Adelaide Hills wine region and was overwhelmed with their generosity and assistance. The attitude and friendliness of the Adelaide Hills vignerons contrasted so greatly with the elements of the contract engineering scene, that Colin became a full time vigneron. A historic former woollen mill in Lobethal was ideally suited for winemaking, with thick walls and connections to effluent disposal, within a kilometre of the vineyard, this became Leabrook Estate Winery.

The Leabrook Estate vineyard lies in the Onkaparinga Valley in the Eastern area of the Adelaide Hills. The climate is well suited to most cool climate varieties and ripening is usually reliable, provided the fruit is exposed to light and there is no over cropping. The vineyard lies on a gentle slope with relatively shallow soils. The soil profile consists of clays over dolomite and is reasonably well drained. The vineyard is protected from the prevailing winds causing good fruit set from flowering.

Hedge pruning exposes the fruit to light, necessary to achieve grapes of the highest quality. If the season has been too favourable for the vine, and foliage is excessive, workers are dispatched to the vineyard prior to harvest, plucking leaves from around the bunches to expose the fruit, and cutting away excessive growth. Fruit quality can also be affected by other factors. All Leabrook Estate vineyards are netted to minimise bird damage. A large fan has been installed in the lower lying frost prone area of the vineyard to circulate air on frosty mornings and protect the young growing shoots.

Leabrook Estate's policy is to achieve the best possible quality fruit. Vines are stressed with water levels kept to the minimum, while still providing healthy leaves to aid ripening. Spraying for mildew are kept to the very minimum; pesticide sprays are non existent, relying on natural predators to control pests. Picking time is a very complex affair. Up to 30 small batches of grapes are sampled and tested for taste and physical characteristics from the 2 hectare vineyard, and a picking strategy is developed over several weeks to provide the particular flavour profile designed for Leabrook Estate Wines.

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All fruit is hand picked with any damaged or unripe fruit discarded in the vineyard and during a final sorting during the crushing process at the winery. Great care is taken during picking and transportation such that the fruit arrives at the winery in exactly the same condition as existed on the vine. A small group of pickers are employed to ensure a constant flow of fruit from the vineyard to the winery for immediate processing. The same care extends through the winemaking process, when only gentle crushing is performed and there is no rough pumping of must, relying only on gravity to take the grapes into their fermentation stage.

Boutique winemaking has a number of inherent advantages, mainly to do with quality control associated with small quantities. Every barrel can be hand nurtured during the year and crafted into a style based on the same fruit source each year. Techniques can be fine tuned, both in winemaking and possibly more importantly in the vineyard, where the vine's balance can be determined to give the best quality fruit for the particular site.

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