The Lofty Cabernet Sauvignon is a premium single vineyard wine from old vines planted in 1969 by Clarence Walter “Darkie” Liebich.
Ron Liebich’s father, “Lofty” (Lesley Alwyn) Liebich (1916-1953) was the eldest of three sons born to his grandfather Benno Liebich. He was a fastidious and conscientious man with high ideals. This wine of great quality and character is dedicated to his honour.
Traditionally hand plunged, basket pressed, and unfiltered to retain natural fruit characters. Maturation for 24 months in various aged French vosques and nevers oak barrels has perfectly balanced the seductive fruit and produced a complex wine.
The wine exhibits deep dark violet, blackberry fruit nuances intensified and enhanced by the extremely low yield of 1 tonne per acre, in a very good growing season. Soft wood tannins integrate with the fruit from nose to palate. A complex full-bodied wine in the Liebichwein premium range.
Exceptional drinking now or will reward long term cellaring up to 15 years and beyond.