Wolf Blass `Blass` Shiraz 2016 (6 x 750mL), SA

Vintage Conditions - Winter rainfall was light yet consistent, leading in to a warm, dry spring, with good flowering and fruit set allowing for even berry development. Summer was relatively cool, with January rains providing vines with a much needed drink. Fine, mild conditions ensured long, cool ripening, resulting in fleshy, aromatic and fruit-filled wines.

Maturation - 14% was matured with French oak to enhance structure and complexity, while maintaining fruit character and vibrancy.

In his heyday, Wolfgang Blass was confident and charismatic – just like his wines. He pushed winemaking boundaries, revolutionising the way Australians enjoyed wine. Fifty years on the world has changed, but Wolf’s spirit hasn’t, continuing to motivate and encourage our next generation winemakers to uphold his legacy.

Inspired by a new wave of unconventional winemaking, Blass by Wolf Blass was born. Hand-crafted wines in the spirit of contemporary style and experimentation.

Overview

Vintage Conditions - Winter rainfall was light yet consistent, leading in to a warm, dry spring, with good flowering and fruit set allowing for even berry development. Summer was relatively cool, with January rains providing vines with a much needed drink. Fine, mild conditions ensured long, cool ripening, resulting in fleshy, aromatic and fruit-filled wines.

Maturation - 14% was matured with French oak to enhance structure and complexity, while maintaining fruit character and vibrancy.

In his heyday, Wolfgang Blass was confident and charismatic – just like his wines. He pushed winemaking boundaries, revolutionising the way Australians enjoyed wine. Fifty years on the world has changed, but Wolf’s spirit hasn’t, continuing to motivate and encourage our next generation winemakers to uphold his legacy.

Inspired by a new wave of unconventional winemaking, Blass by Wolf Blass was born. Hand-crafted wines in the spirit of contemporary style and experimentation.

State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour - Crimson with purple hues

Nose - An aromatic nose of dark red plums, mulberries and blueberries, with gentle notes of cedary spice.

Palate - Medium bodied, with bright, fleshy berry fruits supported by subtle, creamy oak, leading in to a fine velvety finish.

Food Match - Great with spiced lamb cutlets with pomegranate salsa, or spaghetti with pork and fennel meatballs.

Peak Drinking - Enjoyable on release or will develop complex, integrated flavours with careful short term cellaring.