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1 - 12 of 21 Wines By Leconfield
Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
Leconfield's regional flagship has remained in splendid form for decades, a stellar performer which achieved immediate prominence and massive critical acclaim from inaugural release. An exacting approach to viticulture is central to the magnificent quality of fruit, uncompromising standards of vinification complete an extraordinary Coonawarra Cabernet. A headily perfumed wine of ripe cassis aromas, framed by luxuriously fragrant oak and underpinned by solid structure, a soup├žon of Cabernet Franc contributes edifying floral complexity.
$3099each
$371DOZEN
EACH
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Cabernet Sauvignon has been the flagship of Leconfield since the first monumental release in 1977. The aim is to produce a Cabernet wine displaying depth and elegance where oak complexes and enhances the fruit but is not allowed to dominate. Following inoculation to saccharomyces cerevisiae, some components are treated to barrel ferments in predominantly French oak, the balance is held for an extended skin maceration before pressing, achieving the well established statuesque Leconfield style. Following completion of malolactic and a period of exposure to lees in barrel, Leconfield is treated to a year and a half in a high proportion of new French and American oak hogsheads.
 
Deep red, crimson hues. Augmenting the elegant cassis and blackberry fruit aromas, are scented cinnamon, nutmeg and cedar notes. Fine, medium bodied palate, showing the cassis flavours of traditional Coonawarra Cabernet. Fine velvety tannins balance the textured sweetness of fruit. A tight clean finish, approachable as a youthful wine, the elegance will complement continental inspired recipes.
Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
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Leconfield Coonawarra Chardonnay
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
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Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
Leconfield take aim each year to construct a fragrant, mouth filling Coonawarra Merlot, from grapes infused by the rich terra rosa soils, layered with great depth of flavour and framed by sound structure, in which oak plays an important but not prominent role. Significantly, the vines are in their third decade of productivity and yield a distinctly elegant Merlot wine of great sophistication and exquisite balance, suitably swathed in a robe of fine, silky tannins.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Since inaugural release, Leconfield have been driven by the philosophy that great wines can only come from great vineyards. Merlot grapes are harvested off exclusively estate grown vines, including clone V3D14, planted 1974, 1982 and 1990 to Coonawarra's reddest Terra rossa soils. After a detailed hand clean up which follows the initial machine pruning, grapes are crushed and juices inoculated, initiating tthe ferments and a term of three weeks resting on sedimentery yeast lees. Following completion of malolactic, Leconfield is treated to fifteen months in a combination of new and prior use French and American oak hogsheads and barriques. Alcohol 14.0%
 
Vibrant youthful red colour. Powerful sweet fruit bouquet enhanced by integrated, cedar oak. An elegant, yet full flavoured Merlot, a concentration of plum, fruit sweetness and persistence expected from Coonawarra with fine long silky tannins. To accompany twice cooked duckling and modern Asian cuisine.
Leconfield Coonawarra Shiraz
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
Leconfield occupies some of the Coonawarra's richest Terra rosa over limestone soils, a composition that's idyllic for vintages of superior new world Shiraz. The aim is to craft a wine endowed with great palate depth and weight of fruit whilst retaining elegance, where oak complexes and enhances the fruit but is not allowed to dominate. Several components of Leconfield complete their fermentations in barrel while the balance is treated to extra time on skins before pressing and filling into the highest quality French oak for an extravagant, extended maturation.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The signature style of Leconfield, from mature adult vines grown to rich Terra rossa soils, the bunches are treated to a detailed hand clean following the initial pruning and harvest. Much of the wine completes fermentation in French oak, assembled with a component that's been treated to extended contact on grape skins for several weeks. Leconfield is matured nineteen months in a selection of seasoned and new French oak hogsheads with several workings to soften the tannins and fill out the flavour, followed by a light egg fining and gentle filtration.
 
Rich red colour. Ripe plum and cassis nose, red cedar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Palate displays an excellent depth of rich dark peppery plum fruit flavours supported by ripe, long tannins, full of flavour while retaining elegance and finesse. Leconfield will develop cedary characters as the lovely primary fruit evolves. A wine to be savoured in a large glass to the accompaniment of the best beef and gourmandise game.
Leconfield Old Vines Riesling
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
$2299each
$273DOZEN
EACH
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Leconfield Sydney Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra
Available in cartons of six
Sydney Hamilton was a highly accomplished oenologist who established the Leconfield brand in 1974, at the ripe old age of 76. His commemorative label is crafted from the top cut of Cabernet Sauvignon, hand picked off the original estate plantings, vinified in Sydney's favourite old fermenter, finished in a luxurious selection of completely new Dargaud Jaegl├ę French oak hogsheads and aged an extravagant twenty nine months. Dominated by opaque winegum, black cherries and cassis, draped in a robe of satin tannins, Coonawarra Cabernet of the highest order.
$7499each
$899DOZEN
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Richard Hamilton Almond Grove Chardonnay
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
$1699each
$203DOZEN
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Richard Hamilton Burtons Grenache
McLaren Vale
Available in cartons of six
$2999each
$357DOZEN
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Richard Hamilton Centurion Shiraz
McLaren Vale
Available in cartons of six
$6999each
$837DOZEN
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Richard Hamilton Coltons GSM
McLaren Vale
Available by the dozen
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
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Richard Hamilton Gida Merlot Rose
McLaren Vale
Available by the dozen
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
1 - 12 of 21 Wines By Leconfield
Leconfield was established in 1974 by noted Oenologist, Sydney Hamilton

At the fine age of seventy six, after a winemaking career spanning nearly 60 years with the family company in Adelaide, Sydney still yearned to make a classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon and set himself the task of finding the right district in which to establish his own vineyard and winery. Showing great foresight, Sydney selected Coonawarra as the area with the potential to fulfil his ambitious dream. Thus Leconfield was born, named after an English ancestor, Lord Leconfield.

Leconfield

In 1981, with 65 vintages under his belt, Sydney decided to finally retire and Leconfield was acquired by his nephew Richard Hamilton, based in McLaren Vale. The winery retains its own individual identity and character to this day, representing the essence of the famous Coonawarra strip. The legacy of Sydney Hamilton, one of Australia's true winemaking legends, is very much alive in the form of Leconfield Coonawarra today.

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The Leconfield vineyards occupy some of the Coonawarra's richest Terra Rossa soil over Limestone, a composition for which Coonawarra is famous. Original plantings were to the classic variety Cabernet Sauvignon, however Sydney saved a small section of the best soils for Riesling cuttings he had sourced from Happy Valley in Adelaide. This enabled him to continue producing a small amount of dry white wine in the style for which he had become famous.

Leconfield winery is situated in the southern half of the Coonawarra strip

Fittingly, following a string of wine show successes, the Leconfield Riesling has once again returned to the rightful place that Sydney held for this wine when realising his dream nearly thirty years ago. Subsequent plantings of Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Franc have been made to the vineyard, completing a range of wines which shows the best of what the region has to offer, vintage after vintage. Although made in smaller volumes, the Merlot is extremely sought after and is consistently regarded as one of the best examples in the district

Proud owners Richard and Jette Hamilton are deeply committed to their family owned wine business. Their passion for quality is reflected in all aspects of the business, especially the vineyards and wines on which their reputation is built. A fifth generation vigneron and wine producer, Richard is the great, great grandson of English settler Richard Hamilton, who brought grapevines to the new colony of South Australia in 1837. Establishing their first vineyards at Marion, the Hamilton family were pioneers of the Australian wine industry, and have continuously owned and operated vineyards and wineries in South Australia for 168 years since then.

Richard's interest in all aspects of the wine industry started at an early age when he worked in the family's Sturt River vineyards and winery. Over the years, this interest became a passion and in his early twenties Richard decided to realise his dream of establishing a winery, doing so in the foothills of Willunga at McLaren Vale. In December 2001, Paul Gordon joined the Leconfield team as Senior Winemaker. With over twenty-three years' winemaking experience and an enviable reputation, Paul has a long list of achievements, including the 1994 Jimmy Watson Trophy. Paul plays a key role in the future direction and development of the wines bearing the Richard Hamilton and Leconfield labels.

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Multiple trophies and medals were awarded to Paul's wines on the national wine show circuit in the years to follow

The success of one of his first wines, the 2002 Leconfield Coonawarra 'Old Vines' Riesling - winning trophies at both the Adelaide and Limestone Coast Wine Shows and Gold Medals in Canberra, Adelaide and Coonawarra - is a testimony to his wine-making skills and passion for his craft.

Assistant Winemaker, Tim Bailey, has been with the company since 1997 and has just returned from doing vintage at Pellegrini Vineyards in California. Tim contributes youthful enthusiasm, innovation and a discriminating palate to the winemaking team. Combined with Paul's experience, skill and maturity they make a formidable combination.

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