Bleasdale Wild Fig SGM 2021


For Figs sake, 3 gold medals and counting...

Bleasdale Vineyards is Langhorne Creek's founding winery and Australia's second oldest family-owned and operated winery, established in 1850 by English migrant Frank Potts, who arrived in South Australia on the Buffalo in 1836. The vineyards are situated on the flood plains of the Bremer river. Frank Potts left behind him a wonderful legacy that continues today. His sons and grandsons have operated and built up the winery, and Bleasdale is solely owned and operated by fourth- and fifth-generation members of the Potts family.

Not a GSM, but an SGM - a Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre blend from the legendary Bleasdale winery in Langhorne Creek. Medium weight red wine with lifted blueberry fruit and cherry cola notes, wild thyme, savoury & earthy characters. Depth and personality from the Shiraz with notes of rain on hot gravel, clove and citrus. Rich fruit flavour with a fine chalky finish. 

A blend of 67% Shiraz, 23% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre aged for 6 months in French oak puncheons and stainless steel to retain freshness. Opaque dark red black core with a dark red hue. Elevated dark raspberry and liquorice scents evolve out of the glass followed by some vanillin confectionary, scorched earth and pepper notes. Juicy liquorice and dark raspberry fruits are layered across the mid weighted palate with some scorched earth and blackpepper characteristics lying underneath. Good flesh and polished yet slightly chewy tannins with a peppery mid length finish.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.