Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek South Australia
Bleasdale is Australia's second oldest family owned winery, established in 1850 by English migrant Frank Potts. A prolific accumulator of trophys and gold medals, Bleasdale has claimed Best Australian Red Trophy at the prestigious London International Wine Challenge. Mulberry Tree is the essential Langhorne Creek Cabernet, exhibiting fragrant dark berry characters with hints of eucalypt and mint, supported by chewy, toothsome tannins. A wine of great heritage, named after an ancient mulberry tree growing in the middle of the vineyard.
The Bleasdale vineyards are fortuitously planted on the fertile flood plains of Bremer River, a confluence of auspicious terroirs and clime which yield the most superlative wines year after year. Conditions encourage the impart of exceptional regional characters and development of excellent tannins in the grapes. Fruit is sourced from an ancient site planted to Cabernet Sauvignon vines, eighty to ninety years of age. Grapes are destemmed and crushed into traditional open fermenters, pumped over four times daily throughout a fortnight's vinification. Batches are drained and pressed into a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak hogsheads for malolactic and a year's maturation. Alcohol 14.0%
A deep crimson colour with robes of purple. Fragrant mixed berry characters balanced with dark chocolate and violet bouquets. Silky smooth with juicy sweet fruit flavours and fine chalky tannins. Spice box and cedar, blackcurrants and tobacco in a medium to full bodied wine. The palate is plump and fleshy, rich and round, yet displays elegance, warming acids and a long, lingering finish. Enjoy with a rack of lamb or good old fashioned steak.