2021 Mallaluka Cabernet Franc11138
WINEMAKER: Sam Leyshon
VARIETAL: Cabernet Franc
REGION: Canberra District, NSW
"Mallaluka vineyard fruit. 100% carbonic maceration for 21 days, then fermented using indigenous yeasts. 50% basket pressed into stainless steel and 50% into seasoned French oak puncheons. Blended before bottling. No fining or filtration.
Powerful, wild & punchy on the nose, then fades away beautifully in the mouth to a juicy, softer and less dense finish compared to previous releases. Drink at room temperature and mop it up with salty charcuterie."
Sam Leyshon is the man (the myth, the legend) behind Mallaluka. After time at Clonakilla and a stint with the iconic Jean-Louis Chave (woof), Sam now produces his own thoughtful, naturally made wines from the Canberra District with fruit from the family vineyard and select, trusted growers. We have lots of love for Sam.