Gold Label Chardonnay Adelaide Hills 2015

Wolf Blass

Gold Label Chardonnay Adelaide Hills
2015

$21.75

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13577116
Format
12x750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Not available
Country
Australia
Regulated designation
Table wine
Region
South Australia
Subregion
Adelaide
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Screw Cap
Aging vessel type
Nine months maturation in 89% seasoned and 11% new French oak barrels
Winery's website

About this winery

After studying Champagne techniques in France in 1957, Wolfgang Franz Otto Blass, became the youngest person ever to graduate with a Master's in Oenology (Wine Science) from Veitschoechheim-Wuerzberg. In 1959, he moved to England to study the art of blending before moving to the Barossa Valley in 1961, deciding against a move to Venezuela which had started a revolt against its government. A mere five years later, in 1966, he established Wolf Blass Wines.

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Tasting notes

Vibrant straw with fine green hues. The nose shows white peach, stone fruits and melon skin, with subtle, well-integrated oak complexity. A medium to full-bodied palate with elegant melon and peach fruit flavours continuing through from the nose. A fine acid backbone runs through the palate, with integrated oak supporting the fruit but never dominating. Extended time on lees has provided a creamy mouthfeel and further layers of complexity. The finish is long and balanced

Viticultural notes

The season began with good winter rains and an unseasonably dry spring, with flowering and fruit-set early and in rapid succession. During summer and autumn, warm days and cool nights without the characteristic autumn rain events resulted in exceptional quality fruit with fine, intense flavours and great natural acidity.

Press reviews

Snow

- 90 points-

James Suckling, August 2016

This strikes a neat balance between ripe white and yellow stone fruits with apple blossom, lemon citrus, toasted and hazelnuts. The palate has bold flavors in the peach and orange citrus spectrum, fresh and punchy, spiced cashew to close. A foot in each camp of tradition and modernity. Drink now.

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