About the Wine
The Leko Cabernet Franc is a lovely expression of a grape which we don't see enough of from Australian vineyards. It has elegance written all over it with its attractive aromatics of red fruits and plums and some herbal notes, peppery tones and even a hint of chocolate which give it a great savoury edge in counterpoint to the fruit.
The Koerner brothers, Damon and Jono, are on a mission to bring the classic wine styles of the Clare Valley into the modern day.
They play with a mix of 'classic' Clare Valley varieties such as Riesling, Cabernet and Malbec and a suite of alternate varieties that show a different side of this iconic Australian wine region.
With fruit sourced from their own family vineyard and a move toward more contemporary winemaking, utilising terracotta and ceramic for fermenting and making as little additions as possible in the winery, it's easy to see why their star is on the rise.
As Mike Bennie recently wrote, "Some of the most interesting, delicious wines in Australia are emerging, and the reinvention and sexing up of Clare Valley is apparent."