Gold Label Shiraz Barossa
$23.70* 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.
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.
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.
21 months maturation in 85% seasoned and 15% new French oak has enhanced structure and complexity.