Leogate Gatecrasher La Perouse Cabernet Merlot
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Gatecrasher La Perouse is a great example of a French style of wine.
- The wine drinks well now or gain rewarding bottle age complexity with careful cellaring up to 10 years.
Varietal Composition: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot
Elaboration: The La Perouse is sourced from 20-year-old vines planted by using the VSP (vertical shoot positioning) trellis design on a combination fertile red clay and chocolate clay/loam soils with drip irrigation installed on each vine row. The vineyard yield is 2.5 tons per acre or equivalent to 6 tons per hectare. It is matured on French oak in a variety of vessels for a period of 14 months.
Tasting Notes: The La Perouse Cabernet Merlot has a fragrant bouquet of black and red currants with spice and cedary notes. The wine displays a delightfully rounded palate offering a generous mix of red and blue fruits balanced by fine silky tannins.
Leogate Estate Wines is a quality Australian wine producer with two vineyards, Brokenback Vineyard in Pokolbin, and Zeals Vineyard in Mudgee, as well as a modern winery and a cellar door complex. Over the years the vines have produced premium Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, and Merlot wines which have been sold under a variety of labels.
James Halliday’s 2021 Australian Wine Companion awarded Leogate Estate Wines a red 5-star rating for the tenth consecutive year.