Bleasdale Holdfast Chardonnay
Clean nectarine bouquet, with a touch of lemon, the Holdfast Chardonnay is crisp & fresh on the palate.A dry unwooded white wine showing attractive peach, melon and brioche flavours. Fermented cold and bottled early to retain its aromatics this is a wine to enjoy while it is young and fresh.
Match with chicken and seafood dishes for maximium enjoyment.
Boating is very much a part of the Bleasdale story. Founder, Frank Potts, built paddle steamers and his sons, Fred and Henry, built racing yachts such as the Brigand pictured on the front label. This yacht, in which Fred won the 1891 Wellington Regatta, still exists and today plies the waters of Sydney harbour.
While many South Australian family wineries died with their entrepreneurial founders, Bleasdale, established in 1850, still survives proudly today.
Through the challenges of the 1930s and 1940s when Britain's Imperial Preference for Australian wine was removed; the 1950s when Australian tastes swung from fortifieds to table wine; and through the 1980s and 1990s when consumers demanded Chardonnay and Cabernet not Verdelho and Shiraz, the Potts family has changed, innovated and persisted.
Other than Yalumba it is the longest running family owned winery in Australia, a proud heritage of commitment and dedication to an industry and a region.