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Blass Shiraz 2017

Blass Shiraz 2017

Blass Shiraz 2017

RRP (750 mL)
$20.00
750 mL
$20.00
6 x 750 mL
$120.00

Overview

Overview

Blass Shiraz is a plush, medium-bodied red wine with aromas of dark plums, mulberries and blueberries, and gentle notes of cedary spice. The palate is perfectly balanced with rich, fleshy fruit, subtle creamy oak and fine, velvety tannins.
Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Winemaker Marie Clay

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Pork
Lamb
Pasta

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

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

Flavours and Palate

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

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

South Australia

Home to the oldest vines in the country, and no less than 18 wine growing regions, South Australia accounts for almost 50% of Australia’s wine production. The Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Coonawarra are well known for their world class reds, with Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Eden Valley praised for their exceptional Chardonnay and Riesling.

Higher than average rainfall through winter and spring resulted in good soil moisture profiles to start the season. Predominantly mild summer conditions and a warm, dry autumn allowed for slow, moderate ripening. This led to high quality wines with bright, vibrant fruit, great flavour development and varietal definition

Marie Clay - Winemaker

Wolf Blass winemaker Marie Clay discovered wine through her Dad's stellar collection of South Australian reds. Like all good fathers, he stocked up on the birth year of his two daughters. In Marie's case, that just happened to be a lovely bottle of 1979 Wolf Blass Black Label, which was cracked at her 21st birthday.

After graduating in 2000 from the University of Adelaide with first Class honours in Oenology, Marie received the Southcorp wine scholarship. This allowed her to travel and work with the company’s best winemakers across the Australian wine regions of Coonawarra, Barossa, Sunraysia and Great Western. Following these experiences, Marie worked with Lindeman’s for 4 years at both their NSW and Victorian wineries, overseeing white wine production.

In December 2006 Marie joined the Wolf Blass winemaking team in the Barossa, where she relished the opportunity to work with premium red wines from vineyard to bottle. She loves working in a modern winery that allows the fruit's potential to be realised. Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale, the heartland regions of the Grey Label range, are particularly close to her heart.