Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Petit Verdot Merlot Cabernet Franc Langhorne Creek South Australia
Frank Potts established the Bleasdale vineyards in 1850, his eponymously labelled wine commemorates a legacy of innovation and resourcefulness. Frank Potts is a Bordeaux styled Cabernet which may contain varying portions of Malbec or Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc or Merlot depending on the performance of vintage. A litany of trophies and gold for the Bleasdale flagship, highly rated in many Jimmy Watson taste offs, Frank Potts has also claimed gold and trophy for best Australian red at the prestigious London International Wine Challenge.
Langhorne Creek's founding winery, Bleasdale Estate is today owned and operated by the fifth generation of the Potts family. A cépage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Verdot, the very best parcels grown to Bleasdale's vineyards are reserved for Frank Potts. The essential qualities of this national icon are derived from the precious vines which are mostly flood plain grown, planted to rich, silty soils which provide the nourishments and infuse the fruit. Grape yields may be low but the quality is always superb. Frank Potts is treated to a year's maturation in a combination of new and prior use French oak hogsheads and puncheons, before a light egg white fining.
A deep, red/purple coloured wine. Frank Potts explodes with a great perfume. Powerful flavours of blackberry and cassis, chocolates and mint, raspberries and plum, dark cherries and violet, richness and texture, all integrating beautifully with the very subtle French oak, finishing long with a lovely sweet fruit richness.