Deeply coloured, rich-tasting sparkling Aussie red that would stand up to a serious chocolate cake.
Suggested Food Match
Rocky Road; Chocolate; Trifle; other suggestions...
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The historic Bleasdale vineyards were founded in 1850 by Frank Potts, who arrived in South Australia from Portsmouth, England in 1836. Potts spotted the potential of the rich alluvial soils of the area and the impact of the Bremer River on which the isolated, tiny town of Langhorne Creek region depends for flood irrigation. His sons and grandsons operated and built up the winery, and even today the fourth and fifth generation of the Potts family are still involved in the the winemakign and running of the winery. Their property, much of which enjoys conservation status, offers a fascinating insight into the history of Australia’s early settlers.
The cellars at Bleasdale are a national monument, constructed from red gumwood and limestone, and some of the original winemaking equipment is still occasionally used. Nevertheless, the emphasis here is on using modern technology to produce wines of consistently high quality. Until the 1990s much of the region’s fruit went into multi-regional blends and it was only when a group of long-term family growers – including Bleasdale – started promoting 100% Langhorne Creek wines that the region became recognised in its own right.
We are proud that The Society’s Spicy Australian Red, a robust and generous blend, true to the Bleasdale spirit, originates from these family vineyards. ...Show Less
- Product Code
- Product Type
- Sparkling Wine
- South Australia
- 4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
- Dominant Grape
- Syrah / Shiraz
- Oak Influence
- Light oak flavour
- Within one year of purchase
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- Champagne Cork
Manchester Evening News 31st May 2014
reds are full on with bubbles. No simpering flurries of flighty froth. This one
was no exception with a waterfall of red bubbles. We chilled this for a few
hours and alongside crunch crispy chilli-smudged chicken and burnt sausages it
was a rich match. It had chocolate and mocha hidden in its fruity depth... a
sipping drink. - Jane Clare"