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 in Australia 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. A plush, juicy red with velvety smooth tannins. 9 months new (10%) and seasoned French oak puncheons and hogsheads De-stemmed to open fermenters, approx 20% whole berry, for 1 - 2 days pre-ferment maceration. Fermentation peak at 30°C with pump overs up to 4 times daily. Drained & pressed just prior to dryness after 7 to 10 days on skins. Finished ferment in tank, then settled for 24 hours before racking to oak.Awards:
Bleasdale is one of Australia's most historic wineries, which in 2020 celebrated an incredible 170 years of continuous winemaking by the direct descendants of the founding Potts family.
A star of the Langhorne Creek wine region, the impressive range of wines are overseen by the talented Paul Hotker ('Winemaker Of The Year' - 2018 Halliday Wine Companion).
$16.50 Inc. GST