The 11th vintage release of this popular wine – yes we’ve been making it that long. “Leveret” is the name for a baby hare, which narrowly escapes being run over by the tractor as it hops from row to row in our Rowland Flat vineyard.
The vines are above the main valley floor nestled beneath the picturesque Barossa Ranges where they escape frosts. Through careful management, these 15 year old vines growing on heavy red/black soils consistently produce excellent fruit. The vineyard sits adjacent to Liebich’s flagship old vine Shiraz that goes into “The Darkie” label.
This wine was hand plunged and basket pressed, then spent 24 months in seasoned American and French oak, before being bottled, without fining or filtration, to help preserve the essence of fruit.
Deep purple-black in colour. Generously concentrated aromas of intense mulberry and black plum abound. The palate is full-bodied and superbly balanced with subtle spiced vanillin oak flavours. A complex and satisfying wine from the excellent 2010 vintage.
Ready to drink now, but will reward cellaring for up to 10 years.
The “Leveret” is a perennial favourite at cellar door and is the perfect accompaniment to any main meal, especially BBQ’s and lamb roasts. A bold Barossa beauty!