About the Wine
The Leko Rose is an interesting blend of Sangiovese and Chardonnay, which shows enticing characters of both grapes. With a light pink colour, it has aromatics of red fruits like strawberry and cherry, with some spicy notes and herbal tones, which are mirrored on the palate.
Due to ageing on its lees for several months and then being unfined and unfiltered before bottling, the wine has some weight in the mouth, so it's an interesting take on what a rose can be. It's best drunk when young so crack it open soon and enjoy!
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."