Gold Label Shiraz Barossa 2014

Wolf Blass

Gold Label Shiraz Barossa
2014

$23.75

* Suggested retail price
Product code
12093486
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Continuous Supply
Status
Available
Country
Australia
Regulated designation
Table wine
Region
South Australia
Subregion
Barossa, Barossa Valley
Varietal(s)
Shiraz
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Screw Cap
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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

Nose: An intense and complex mix of rich Satsuma plums and dark berry fruits with a hint of perfumed lift and well integrated oak. Palate: Soft and plush with a balanced, textural palate of rich berry and chocolate flavours pulled together with an integrated tannin structure. Good palate length and elegant, structural line.

Viticultural notes

Good winter and early spring rains set the vines up well, but windy conditions during fruit-set, and unseasonal November frosts lowered yields. Warm days and relatively cool nights in late spring and summer, and a cool mid-February with heavy rains, delayed harvest and lengthened ripening. Reds are rich and varietal with great colour and structural line.

Winemaking notes

21 months maturation in 85% seasoned and 15% new French oak has enhanced structure and complexity.