Gold Label Chardonnay Adelaide Hills
$21.75* Suggested retail price
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.
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
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.