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This midweight premium Aussie classic from the Adelaide Hills is undercut with a pleasing acidity and crisp dryness on the lengthy finish. Straw yellow coloured with a steel nose of stone fruit, citrus and pistachio. On the palate, elegant notes of melon, grapefruit and almond abound as well as a yeasty creaminess due to maturation on fermentation lees.
Partner with seafood or any full-flavoured fish.
Frank Potts, an immigrant from England, founded Bleasdale in 1850, and six generations later his descendants form the second-oldest wine family in Australia (after Yalumba). The name comes from a local Reverend, Ignatius Bleasdale, who advocated a “sober, wine-drinking community that excludes ardent spirits.” An anti-temperance priest suited Frank’s ironic sense of humour, so he immortalised him in his winery.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
Quartz green and bright. Wild yeast, full solids juice and partial malo in puncheons is the back story. Articulate and elegant chardonnay with white stone fruit, lemon citrus, yeast derived complexity and toasty oak all expertly placed. No single element dominates and there's a lovely citric tang to the finish that adds length and persistence. Stylish drinking for the price - that's the real story. 94 Points.
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