2017 Good Intentions Wine Co. Frankie

Mount Gambier, SA

Part Cabernet Franc, part Petit Verdot, part totally smashable red! Another enticing drop from Andrew Burchell.


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Categories: Natural & Lo-Fi Wines

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.

Andrew and Frankie on the farm
Andrew and Frankie on the farm
Mount Gambier, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Two thirds Cabernet Franc and one third Petit Verdot. Grown in two locations; the Cabernet Franc is from Robe located approx. 120 kms from Mount Gambier on the coast with a mix of red terra rossa and sandy soils over shallow limestone. The Petit Verdot is from just outside the Coonawarra wine region on red terra rossa soils.

​The Franc is partly carbonic macerated and partly de-stemmed and then left on skins until desired fruit flavours are reached (approx. 2-3 weeks). The Petit Verdot was 100% de-stemmed and left for 3 – 4 weeks.

​Both were pressed off separately and stored in old oak on lees. Both these varieties are late picked, cold soaked naturally and fermented long and slowly in our cool climate winery. After 8 months the wines were blended and left to sit to integrate. They were then racked and minimal sulfur added at bottling.

Blend : Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Red plums and earth, savoury and drying but with a vibrancy underneath. Fresh blackberries, olives in their juices, fleshy fruit core, it's an interesting little drink. Touch of wildness through the finish. 'Natchie' fans are going to dig this. - Different Drop Wine Team


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