About The Wine
This fun little blend of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot made by Andrew and Louise Burchell, is named for their daughter Frankie.
It's rare to see these varieties built in a vin de soif style but they work very well together here.
Sure there's some dry, chewy tannin at play, that's the nature of these Bordeaux varieties, but at its core it's just a super fresh little red blend that can take a chill and goes perfectly on the picnic blanket on a crisp Autumn day.
Don't come at this if you're looking for more 'classic' stylings of these varieties, but if you're chasing something fun and 'naturally' made with a bit of oomph, then walk this way...
About Good Intentions Wine Co.
Andrew and Louise Burchell moved to Mount Gambier with a view to start a family, grow grapes and craft wines that showcase the unique terroir of their home.
Mount Gambier is Australia's youngest volcano, having last erupted only 6000 years ago. The Burchell farm and their additional leased vineyards are all set on the slopes of Mount Gambier, the mix of rich volcanic soils and mineral-charged water making for unique grape growing conditions in their little patch of earth.
The Good Intentions wines are all made with indigenous yeasts, bottled unfined and unfiltered and released with little to no sulphur. These are slightly wild and idiosyncratic wines packed with personality.
An interesting producer doing things just a little bit different in their patch of the country.