LEKO WINES - ADELAIDE HILLS BLANC 2021
A skin contact Savagnin. It is exotic, spicy and crisp.
Destemmed retaining 50% whole berries with no whole bunch. Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily. 10 days on skins.
ORIGIN Adelaide Hills, South Australia
MAKER Leko (Koerner)
GRAPES 95% Savagnin, 5% Chardonnay
We are brothers, Damon and Jono Koerner, wine lovers from way back. We grew up in the Clare Valley but have since spent time working and living around Australia and overseas. We make wine from the Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills, under three different brands – Koerner Wine, LEKO Wine and Brothers Koerner. We work with both traditional and unique varieties and focus on staying honest to the variety and the vineyard.
Our winemaking philosophy is simple – to make wines that reﬂect their place in the world, wines that are made in the vineyard. We believe the date of picking is the most crucial part of the process. Once the grapes make their way to the winery we work with each batch individually. An understanding of terroir and the individual varieties enables us to produce unique wines using nothing but the grapes and a small amount of sulphur. We are currently implementing organic practices within our vineyards.
Ultimately we aim to produce wines to a style that we enjoy drinking. Generally these wines are light, fresh, textured and well structured – easy drinking wines. To achieve this we pick early and use a minimal intervention winemaking style. Our reds are bright, vibrant and can be enjoyed young with a great balance between primary fruit, acidity and phenolics. Our whites are aromatic, expressing primary fruit while showing mouthfeel, structure and texture.