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President's Selection Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon 'Year of the Pig' 2017

President's Selection Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon 'Year of the Pig' 2017

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

Overview

Overview

Lifted, varietal cassis on the nose is enhanced with notes of bay leaf and mocha. A richly textured, medium to full bodied palate has dark fruits, creamy oak and a framework of structured, yet finely grained cabernet tannins.

The President’s Selection Gold Label range honours the traditional Wolf Blass philosophy of blending outstanding fruit from the finest South Australian regions to create wines of quality, character and consistency.

Cabernet Sauvignon, selected for its fruit intensity, soft, rich mid-palate, length of flavour and fine tannin structure, was fermented on skins until the optimum release of colour and flavour was achieved, without excessive tannin extraction. Selected batches completed fermentation in barrel to build complexity and mid-palate texture.

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Multi-Region Blend
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Cork
Alc/Vol 14%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker Marie Clay

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Lamb
Duck
Pasta
Veg
Spicy Food

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Lifted varietal cassis fruits with notes of bay leaf and attractive mocha oak.

Flavours and Palate

Medium to full - bodied with dark fruits, creamy oak and a framework of structured, yet finely grained Cabernet tannins.

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.