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Yellow Label Shiraz 2017

Yellow Label Shiraz 2017

RRP (750 mL)
$16.00
750 mL
$16.00
6 x 750 mL
$96.00

Overview

Overview

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.

The heartland of Wolf Blass winemaking, Yellow Label has delivered exceptional quality for over 40 years through an outstanding range of South Australian wines. Bright, fruit-driven and full of flavour, Yellow Label wines pair perfectly with food, helping make any meal more of an occasion.

Selected batches of fruit from premium South Australian Shiraz vineyards are brought together in a well-structured wine displaying attractive berry and spice characters supported by subtle creamy oak and finishing with fine, velvety tannins.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Multi-Region Blend
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker John Ashwell

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Gold 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Silver 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show
Silver 2018 Adelaide Wine Show

Ray Jordan

"Classically defined shiraz under this ubiquitous label. Fruity with some oak evident but it’s medium bodied with lots of spicy red fruits and a little vanillin sweetness."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Aromatic red and blue fruits with subtle notes of cedar spice.

Flavours and Palate

Medium bodied, with generous berry fruits and subtle creamy oak to support, finishing with fine, velvety 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.

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.