Aroma & Palate
Blue fruit, earthy notes, fine-grained but assertive tannin
Earthy & elegant
Made mostly in Mudgee, and characteristically dark and chocolatey in a Central ranges way. A great food wine.
From the Winemaker
A Lion's family is referred to technically as his "Pride", and generally comprises several females, numerous cubs, and sometimes other males. The Leogate Estate Lion, being the ancient symbol of the Lion Rampant, has an extensive pride, symbolically represented by its three vineyards and a wide array of wine grape varietals as well as blends.
This Leogate Estate Central Ranges Cabernet Sauvignon displays delightfully rounded flavours of blackberry and blackcurrants that are well-balanced by fine grained tannins. The gentle French oak maturation compliments the varietal characters of the wine whilst adding structure and length of flavour.
About the Winemaker
Fairly new to the Hunter Valley scene, the Leogate operation began in 2009 and has been a critical and commercial success from the start.
Production focuses on careful traditional approaches and on favourite Hunter varietals including Semillon and Shiraz over several vineyards, with some plantings of such underrated grapes as Gerwürztraminer and Tempranillo.
Recently, an organic vineyard in Mudgee was established, and Leogate have secured a contract to supply wines for Qantas first class and business class passengers.