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Lenton Brae

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Margaret River, Australia

Established in 1982, Lenton Brae is a small family owned and operated Margaret River wine producer. Bruce Tomlinson, an Architect and town planner by profession was working on a sub-division of the Moss Wood Property when Bill Pannell, happened to comment on the virtue of the soil and site that had just been sub-divided. The lure of owning vineyards and producing wines in Margaret River was too powerful for Bruce to ignore, and although originally planned as a sea change rather than a career move he quicxkly found himself immersed in the task. Lenton Brae excels in the Margaret River specialities of blended Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and the varietals of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine list

Lenton Brae Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2020

With this release, Lenton Brae celebrates 33 consecutive vintages of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and can justifiably claim to be one of Margaret River’s leading exponents of this popular wine style. Lively passion fruit and lemon zest. The palate is clean and lingering.

Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Sauvignon Blanc

2013

A bouquet of floral, exotic, sandalwood and spice. Notes of lemon, lanolin and vanilla throughout. The palate is racy on entry, delicious and refreshing now and will add complexity with patient cellaring

Lenton Brae Pinot Blanc

2019

Pinot Blanc is considered a half way house between racy fruit and opulence providing excellent depth and texture. This vintage displays all the texture and charm that this unassuming varietal is known for. Aromatics of citrus blossom, green apple with a hint of spice lead to a mouth filling palate of depth and persistence,

Lenton Brae Southside Chardonnay

2020

Lively aromatics of white stone fruit with grape fruit and citrus zest. Subtle French oak adds structure and a creamy texture. Its finish is fine and persistent. This Chardonnay will appeal to those seeking a fruit driven style with depth and length.

Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Chardonnay

2015

Lifted aromatics of white stone fruit and brioche.The palate displays integrated oak and concentrated fruit within a balanced and persistent finish. The inclusion of the Bernard clones brings lifted floral aromatics together with a finer texture, complexity and flavour continuity to the palate at a lower alcohol level, complementing the power, texture and acid structure of the ‘GinGin’ clone.

Lenton Brae No Way Rose

2019

Inspired by the drier versions of Provence in the south of France, this wine has minimal residual sugar and finishes dry.It displays aromatics of strawberries and crisp watermelon. Best served chilled and enjoyed during the long summer months.

Lenton Brae Cabernet Merlot

2018

Aromatically, the wine displays fruit cake and spice-like floral notes of Petit Verdot whilst on the palate, the structure and tannin of Cabernet Sauvignon compliments the mid palate sweetness and fleshy mouthfeel of the Merlot grape.

Lenton Brae Lady Douglas Cabernet Sauvignon

2019

Medium to full bodied with a smooth, supple texture and flavour profile of blackberries and dark cherries. This release will continue to build and integrate over the medium/ long term.

Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon

2016

This wine displays lifted aromatics of dark fruits, blueberries, black cherries and dark chocolate. The rich, full-bodied palate echoes these flavours displaying fantastic concentration and fruit definition while being gently supported with supple acidity and tannin.

Margaret River, Australia

33.9535° S, 115.0630° E

Margaret River, located in the far south-west corner of Western Australia, is one of the most geographically isolated wine regions in the world. It has the most marked maritime climate of any region in Australia in terms of rainfall. The GI is 2,137 km2 in size and has a total of 5,725 hectares of vineyards. The main varieties grown in the region are Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, and Chardonnay. Wine Australia

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Winemaker

Winemaker, hand-picker, crew wrangler, forklift dancer, surfer and boat captain. Russ is an integral part of the Lenton Brae team.

Hailing from Dunsborough, Russ worked 10 vintages in the Wilyabrup region before bringing his ‘wine whispering’ talents to Lenton Brae where he became full time in 2012.

Russ ensures that the day to day management of the vineyard runs smoothly, is an all round handyman for the estate and can be found front and centre during vintage time.

His work ethic and dedication to quality makes him an important contributor to the consistency of Lenton Brae.

Vineyard

Wilyabrup was the chosen location for the first vines planted in Margaret River. Pioneers included Dr Tom Cullity, Dianna and Kevin Cullen and Bill Pannel. Today Wilyabrup is acknowledged as the epicentre for superior Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and superb Chardonnay and Semillon.

The typical soil profile is gravelly loam of depth between 500 -800mm over a clay base. The gravel facilitates water drainage whilst not supporting excessive vigour. The clay base retains moisture and encourages root penetration.

The climate in Margaret River provides superior growing conditions that are seasonally consistent and best surmised as Mediterranean. Rainfall is winter dominant, with approximately 80% falling between April and September. The prevailing dry conditions during the final fruit ripening period in early Autumn allow for low humidity and disease incidence.

The varieties selected for planting in 1982 were Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Bruce extrapolated that if the red grapes were so suitably matched to Margaret River’s soils and climate might not Bordeaux’s white varieties too?

This idea was the genesis for Lenton Brae’s first blended Semillon Sauvignon Blanc released in 1987.

Viticulture

Established in 1982, Lenton Brae is a small family owned and operated Margaret River wine producer. Bruce Tomlinson, an Architect and town planner by profession was working on a sub-division of the Moss Wood Property when Bill Pannell, happened to comment on the virtue of the soil and site that had just been sub-divided. The lure of owning vineyards and producing wines in Margaret River was too powerful for Bruce to ignore, and although originally planned as a sea change rather than a career move he quicxkly found himself immersed in the task. Lenton Brae excels in the Margaret River specialities of blended Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and the varietals of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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