Leogate The Gatecrasher Balmain Shiraz Blend
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Certified Organic Vineyard located in the Central Ranges of New South Wales.
- This region has been the home of organic viticulture in Australia since 1985.
- Ideal growing conditions make the addition of chemicals in this vineyard make the use of chemicals not necessary.
Varietal Composition: Shiraz 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 36%, Merlot 24%
Elaboration: Sourced from 20-year-old vines planted using the VSP (vertical shoot positioning) vertical shoot positioning) trellis design on deep fertile red loam over red clay soils with drip irrigation installed on each vine row. Vineyard yield is 2.5 tons per acre or n each vine row. The wine is matured on French oak in a variety of vessels for a period of 12 months.
Tasting Notes: The Gatecrasher Balmain Shiraz blend is rich and velvety, displaying bright red fruit flavors with lovely supple tannins to provide a fresh and long palate. The French oak characters gently sitting in the background adding complexity and length to the soft and rounded finish. Medium to full bodied. This is a very versatile wine.
2015 – 90 Wine Enthusiast
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.