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Red Label Chardonnay 2018

Red Label Chardonnay 2018

RRP (750 mL)
$14.00
750 mL
$14.00
6 x 750 mL
$84.00

Overview

Overview

A bright, fresh Chardonnay designed to be enjoyed while young and vibrant. Fruit driven and bursting with flavours of stone fruits and subtle, spicy oak, the palate is soft, round and textural with a long, creamy finish.

Wolf Blass Wines, established in 1966, has grown from a humble tin shed to become one of the world’s most successful and awarded wineries. Today, Wolf Blass wines are exported to more than 50 countries and are recognised internationally as icons of modern winemaking. The essence of Wolf Blass wines is exemplified through the passion of its custodians, past and present as they continue to create wines of quality, character and consistency.

Sourced from premium vineyards, Red Label wines are a testament to our blending expertise. Ready to drink on release, the smooth Red Label blends provide easy-drinking options offering fruit-driven flavours, soft, approachable palates and excellent value.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region South East Australia
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2020
Winemaker John Ashwell

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Aromas of white peach and pear skin with hints of flint and subtle, spicy oak.

Flavours and Palate

A soft, rounded, textural palate with plenty of juicy stone fruit flavours and a long, creamy finish

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

South East Australia

This viticultural ‘super zone’ covering almost one third of Australia is a showcase of diversity in varieties, terroir and style. The so-called engine room of the Aussie industry, the best fruit converges for single varietal and blends for all palates.

Excellent conditions throughout the growing season began with average winter rainfall, and a drier spring. Very hot January weather was tempered with good water management, with balanced canopies providing shade and assisting optimum ripening. Warm, dry conditions continued through harvest , promoting good flavour profiles and colour development.

John Ashwell - Winemaker

John's passion for the wine industry was nurtured early on by his parents, through their own interest in grape growing and determination to set up a successful boutique winery. 
As John got older he went on to manage his parents' vineyard in Queensland, located 800 metres above sea level on the Great Dividing Range. For the next two years John followed the annual cycle of grape vines with keen interest, before deciding it was time to learn how to turn grapes into wine.
He enrolled in a Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science) at Charles Sturt University in 2003, and the following years saw John studying while working in Central Victoria, the Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and Sonoma County in California.
Returning to Australia for vintage in 2008, he decided South Australia was where he would be best placed to continue his winemaking education, so he packed his car with all his belongings and hit the road.
John started at Wolf Blass as a Vintage Winemaker in 2009, and has been working with us ever since. The range of wine styles and winemaking options available are a constant source of inspiration to him, and help drive his determination to ensure every wine under his care is the best it can possibly be.