The Bleasdale Bremerview Shiraz pays homage to Frank Potts’ system of locks and weirs, constructed in the 1850’s and 60’s along the River Bremer, to capture winter floodwaters and irrigate vines. This long standing and robust system for controlling floodwater occasionally comes into use when rainfall is high and the river flows breach the established floodbank. An expressive, medium to full bodied wine showing intense lifted dark berry fruits and spice. The palate is vibrant with dense blackberry and fresh plum flavours complemented by liquorice and pepper spice.
VINEYARD Estate Vineyard and Specialist Growers. Langhorne Creek, South Australia
WINEMAKING TECHNIQUES De-stemmed to open fermenters, approx 15% whole berry, for a short soak. Fermentation peak at 30°C with up to 4 pump overs per day. Drained & pressed after 9 to 12 days on skins, settled for 24 hours before racking to oak for MLF.
HARVEST DATES AND BAUMÉ 24th February - 16th March 2016 13.1 - 14.3
OAK MATURATION 15 months new (15%) and seasoned French oak puncheons and hogsheads