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Leko Chardonnaytext

Leko Chardonnay 2022

Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaLEKO Wine is an Adelaide Hills sister brand to Clare Valley's Koerner Wine. Damon Koerner and his wife Maddy bought a property in Lenswood in 2017, now home to this winery. Damon developed a passion for the Adelaide Hills through his 10 years as a viticulturist in the region. The name LEKO represents Lenswood and Koerner while also giving a nod to Maddy’s maiden name, Lehmann. This chardy comes 2/3 from Piccadilly, 1/3 Lenswood (young vineyard) and was fermented in French oak, mainly puncheons (50% new), where it remained 12 months on full solids before going back into stainless for 6 months prior to bottling. The new wood is face first at present, with an ample toasty, creamy bracket framing the lemon blossom / lemon balm / lemon curd, ripe green apple filling the core. Though tasting very much in youth, there is ample stuffing here, with great bones and buzzy energy through the finish. Quite smart.Tasted: 19 October 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$70.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: LekoDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 330668