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Blass Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Blass Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Blass Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Overview

Overview

Blass Cabernet Sauvignon is a richly flavoured red wine with dark blackberry, cassis and blood plum aromas lifted with hints of varietal leafiness and savoury oak. The palate is smooth and generous with fine tannins and lingering fruit.
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Winemaker Marie Clay

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

An aromatic nose of dark blackberry, cassis and blood plum, with hints of varietal leafiness and subtle, savoury oak

Flavours and Palate

Richly flavoured with dark berry and plum, the palate is smooth and generous, with fine , structural tannins and lingering fruit.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

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.