VINTAGE 2018 – GOLD MEDAL Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2023
Leconfield Sydney showcases all that heralds Cabernet Sauvignon as the world’s most famous red wine grape varietal.
A legendary wine honouring wine industry legend and Leconfield founder, Sydney Hamilton.
This wine pays homage to Sydney’s dream… in 1974, at the age of 76 and a winemaking career spanning nearly 60 years, Sydney still yearned to make a classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Selecting Coonawarra as the region to fulfil his ambitious dream, Sydney began to plant vines in the now famed Coonawarra terra-rossa over limestone soils.
A true Reserve Wine with the premium grapes selected from the vineyard at harvest. Fine medium to full bodied palate with silky tannins and great persistence of flavour, this wine has the elegance and structure expected of fine Cabernet Sauvignon. We think that with every release of Leconfield Sydney we realise Sydney’s dream.
Hand pruning, crop thinning and shoot positioning of vines achieve ideal sunlight and ventilation, to ensure optimal fruit ripening. Individual bunch selection of only the most consistently ripe grapes from the most outstanding vines, delivers an exceptional final parcel.
Fruit is pressed to open top Taransaud French oak vats where the ferment is pumped over daily to achieve optimal colour and flavour extraction. Primary fermentation is completed in new French oak, before the undertaking of several rackings and the transfer to three-year-old French oak hogsheads to complete seven months of maturation.
Post bottling the wine receives a further two years bottle maturation before release – reserve wine in its truest form.
Exhibiting a rich and luscious, full-bodied concentration of red berries, cassis and mint, this smooth, elegant and structured wine is framed by silky tannins and great persistence of flavour – all the hallmarks that position Cabernet Sauvignon as the world’s most famous red wine grape varietal.
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