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Gold Label Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Gold Label Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017

RRP (750 mL)
$28.00
750 mL
$28.00
6 x 750 mL
$168.00

Overview

Overview

A bright, fresh wine with a crisp, delicate nose and regional notes of passionfruit, white blossom and green bean. The palate expresses a perfect balance of natural sweetness and acidity, giving the wine a crisp, long and refreshing finish.

To create the Wolf Blass Gold Label collection, our winemakers select the definitive varieties of the very best South Australian wine regions to produce a range of progressive, elegant wines that showcase both regional and varietal excellence.

The elevation of our Adelaide Hills vineyards offers mild summer days with cool nights, providing ideal conditions for producing intense Sauvignon Blanc aromas and flavours while retaining good natural acidity.

Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker Clare Dry

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

91 points Ned Goodwin
Bronze 2017 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Bronze 2017 Adelaide Hills Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Royal Brisbane Wine Show

Ned Goodwin

"Optimally ripe, light to gently mid-weighted, tensile and charged with guava, greengage and gooseberry. The acidity, while bright and lifted, is attractively juicy and nourishing, rather than brittle. Well done."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pasta
Salad
Spicy Food

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

A delicate nose with hints of crisp snowpea, mulberry leaf and green bean.

Flavours and Palate

A fresh, very well balanced palate with regional Adelaide Hills notes of passionfruit, white blossom and green bean. A small amount of natural sugar was retained after fermentation, which has resulted in a wine with perfectly balanced sweetness and acidity, giving it a crisp, long and refreshing finish.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

The Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s younger wine regions, but it’s as savvy as its famous Sauv Blanc. With a cool climate and high altitude, its dynamic winemakers are also responsible for top notch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Above average winter rainfall set up the growing season with optimal soil moisture. Spring was cool and wet, with good conditions during late flowering. Cool weather continued into summer, with mostly moderate conditions remaining right through to a delayed harv est, maintaining vine balance, extending ripening, and ensuring excellent aroma and flavour development.

Clare Dry - Winemaker

During her teens, Clare's interest in horticulture led to work experience at a winery on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula where she grew up. It took just two days of work experience for her to know she wanted a career in the wine industry. After high school, Clare enrolled in a Bachelor of Oenology (Wine Science) at Adelaide University and then, with a thirst for more practical knowledge before recommencing study, took a gap year to work on a vintage on the Mornington Peninsula, and a second in the Pfalz region of Germany. 
Since her graduation in 2007, Clare has been a key member of the Wolf Blass team and works alongside her colleagues to ensure the guiding principles behind each wine are met. 
Clare has a strong interest in cool climate wines and is particularly fond of the Adelaide Hills, where she spends a lot of time in vineyards during vintage assessing grapes for harvest, especially Pinot Noir.