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Bleasdale 'Generations' Malbec 2020

Special Price $30.00 Regular Price $35.00
Bleasdale have grown Malbec since the late 1800s and take great pride in it. At time of writing they have no less than 6 different straight Malbec vinos available for sale. This wine, the 2020 Generations Malbec, is a multiple gold, multiple trophy winning wine also awarded 96 points by James Halliday. Intense yet generous, it offers blackberries, black olives, satsuma plums, porcini, cloves and spice on the nose. The palate is black and deeply flavoured; the fruit, acid and tannin perfectly balanced. It is excellent already and will cellar for donkeys.
Bleasdale 'Generations' Malbec
Wine Specs
Variety
Malbec
Vintage
2020
Winery
Winemaker
Paul Hotker
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2035
Bling
3 x Gold Medals, Top Gold Medal, 2 x Trophies, 96pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
14.0
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Bleasdale have been making wine for over 160 years and have really hit their stride in the last 10 years or so, producing consistently exceptional kit. Bleasdale’s ‘father’ Frank Potts planted Shiraz and Verdelho vines in the 1850s and built most of the original winery and equipment himself. In 1961 they produced their first varietal red wine from Malbec and their first sparkling red in 1964.
Langhorne Creek, SA

Region

Langhorne Creek, SA

Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is ...
Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is one of the oldest vineyard regions in South Australia. With vines first planted in 1860's, it is predominately a producer of full-bodied reds. Cabernet sauvignon and shiraz do well in the cool climate, and benefit from the unique soils along the riverbanks. The climate is often cool, with southerly winds coming in from the ocean and blowing straight across Lake Alexandrina. Like most South Australian regions, the heat will kick in when the wind comes down from the north in summer, but there are intermittent and not as constant as they are up north in the Barossa ... Read Full Article
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Bleasdale Vineyards

Winery

Bleasdale Vineyards

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Malbec

Variety

Malbec

Malbec is a variety of purple grape used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an in ...
Malbec is a variety of purple grape used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins. Long known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine, the French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in the South West France region. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine and is being grown around the world. In Australia The grapevine was introduced to Australia in the 19th century and was mostly a bulk wine producing grape. The particular clones planted in Australia were of poor quality and highly susceptible to coulure, frost and downy mildew. By the mid to la ... Read Full Article
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Bleasdale Vineyards
Bleasdale Vineyards
We've been lucky enough to stock Bleasdale Vineyards on and off for a few years. We are now delighted to have in stock their first ever Grenache, a Shiraz and a Cabernet - all three got the universal thumbs up from our tasting panel.
Read more
Malbec
Malbec

Malbec is a variety of purple grape used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins. Long known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine, the French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in the South West France region. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine and is being grown around the world.

In Australia

The grapevine was introduced to Australia in the 19th century and was mostly a bulk wine producing grape. The particular clones planted in Australia were of poor quality and highly susceptible to coulure, frost and downy mildew. By the mid to late 20th century, many acres of Malbec were uprooted and planted with different varieties. By 2000, there were slightly over 1,235 acres (500 acres), with the Clare Valley having the most significant amount. As newer clones become available, plantings of Malbec in Australia have increased slightly.

Characteristics

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Langhorne Creek, SA
Langhorne Creek, SA

Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is one of the oldest vineyard regions in South Australia. With vines first planted in 1860's, it is predominately a producer of full-bodied reds. Cabernet sauvignon and shiraz do well in the cool climate, and benefit from the unique soils along the riverbanks.

The climate is often cool, with southerly winds coming in from the ocean and blowing straight across Lake Alexandrina. Like most South Australian regions, the heat will kick in when the wind comes down from the north in summer, but there are intermittent and not as constant as they are up north in the Barossa. Soils are deep, sandy loams, regularly flooded in winter by diverting the nearby Bremer River into the vineyards. This all adds up to vigorous vines with generous canopies,

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