Leconfield Coonawarra Old Vines Riesling 2017

If you are a fan of dry Aussie Riesling, you will love this stunner from 40yr old Coonawarra vines.

Leconfield was established in 1974 by pioneering oenologist Sydney Hamilton. They are renowned for their modern approach, producing high quality wines which are sought after all around the world. Leconfield is situated in the heart of Australia’s famous Coonawarra with its rich Terra Rosa soil over limestone providing the ideal environment for growing premium Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sydney Hamilton planted the 6 acre (2.6 ha) Riesling vineyard in 1974. Today, it remains dry-grown and produces excellent fruit every year. The philosophy with this wine is to have minimal handling, using unirrigated, hand pruned vines. Over the years the Leconfield Riesling has taken its place amongst the best examples in Australia. Their 40-year-old Riesling vines comprise some of the original plantings on the estate; mature vines which produce a crop of intensely flavoured fruit with wonderful varietal character every year. This is simply stunning winemaking.

Leconfield Coonawarra Old Vines Riesling 2017
Leconfield Coonawarra Old Vines Riesling 2017
Tasting Notes

This fantastic Riesling has a fine aromatic lime-citrus fruit nose showing attractive floral characteristics. Fine, flavoursome citrus Riesling flavours grace the palate, with cooler climate notes of just-ripe melon and lemon peel. This wine is made in a dry style with excellent length that finishes with a clean, zesty acidity. Packed full of poise, power and fruit driven energy. Drink now or cellar for 10+ years. A great match to spicy Asian dishes, pulled pork and fish.

At A Glance
Country Of Origin Australia
Region Coonawarra
Grape Riesling
Vintage 2017
Producer Leconfield
ABV 12.0%
Style Aromatic
Volume 75cl
Closure Screw-cap
Serving Suggestion Serve Chilled
Food Pairing Asian, Cajun, Fish, Shellfish
Staff Suggestion Yes
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