Bleasdale’s founder Frank Potts, bequeathed the majority of his business to his sixth son, Frank Potts II. Frank Potts II played an important role in Bleasdale’s history, being responsible for building its famed red gum press. The Second Innings Malbec label depicts Frank Potts II taking part in a family game of cricket on the Bleasdale property. Malbec is rarely seen as a varietal wine but here at Bleasdale and in Langhorne Creek it stands on its own two feet and performs well enough to earn its stripes. This wine shows vibrant primary fruit flavours of plums, red berries and pepper spice. Finishing soft and round with velvety smooth tannins. - Trophy Best Varietal Red Wine and Gold - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2016, Trophy Best Dry Red Varietal and Gold - Perth Royal Wine Show 2016 - Gold - The National Wine Show of Australia 2016, Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2016, Rutherglen Wine Show 2016
VINEYARD Estate Vineyard and Specialist Growers. Langhorne Creek, South Australia
WINEMAKING TECHNIQUES De stemmed to open fermenters, approx 15% whole berry, for 2 - 3 days pre-ferment maceration. Fermentation peak at 28°C with pump overs up to 4 times daily. Drained & pressed after 9 to 12 days on skins. Settled for 24 hours before racking to oak for MLF.
HARVEST DATES 7th March - 16th April 2015
BAUMÉ AT HARVEST 13.2 - 14.1
OAK MATURATION 12 months new (10%) and seasoned French oak hogsheads and puncheons