Grey Label Cabernet Shiraz – Wolf Blass 750 ml

SKU: WFB015750000
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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Price: US$53.26
Weight:

1.31 kg

A rich and generous drop of Cabernet Shiraz from the famous Barossa Valley, South Australia

From a very distinctive wine region of Australia, The Barossa Valley has held a prime position in wine making for many decades. This particular drop supports an aroma or Langhorne Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz – which each play their role to make a fruity, fine texture with lingering flavour.

There are ever present aromas of Blackberry and Cherry Fruits – heightened with eucalypt, mint, hints of spice and cedary Oak. The palate is soft and fruity well integrated with Oak, soft tannins and a long finish

Food Matches:

-Red meat dishes

-Game

-Hard Cheeses

-Middle Eastern dishes

Regional Source: Langhorne Creek

Vintage Conditions: Above average rainfall in Winter and Spring set the vines up with healthy canopies and allowed the soil to accumulate water for access later during the dry ripening season. Summer weather came early but the vines were refreshed with brief December rains establishing them well for favourable ripening. The rest of the season stayed dry with cool nights and moderate temperatures allowing steady, even ripening and optimum flavour, colour and tannin development.

Viticulture:  Grey Label Cabernet Shiraz is sourced from a region as unique as the character it bestows on the wine. The vineyards of Langhorne Creek lie on deep, rich, alluvial soils along the banks of the Bremer River. Flooding of the river provides unique natural irrigation while depositing silts and sediments collected along the river’s course, concentrating the natural eucalyptus oils in the vineyard soils and furnishing the wine with its distinctive minty allure. Shiraz was a highlight from Langhorne Creek in 2010, producing wines with intense colour and fragrant regional characteristics. Due to its outstanding quality and regional expression we have re-introduced Shiraz into the 2010 Grey Label blend.

Winemaking: Harvested at optimum maturity and flavour ripeness, individual vineyard parcels from across Langhorne Creek were crushed and fermented in small open-top fermenters. A mix of plunging and gentle pumping over was utilised to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction, allowing for richness and depth of fruit while still keeping tannins plush. Some parcels completed primary fermentation in barrel, integrating oak characters and contributing to mid-palate texture and complexity. Other parcels were left on skins until dry to lengthen tannins on the finish.

Maturation:  Individual components were matured in seasoned and new French (51%) and American (49%) oak for 18 months to add further layers of complexity. The wine was carefully assessed and blended just prior to bottling in February 2012.

Peak Drinking:  This wine will develop with age, softening and mellowing to reward a decade or more of careful cellaring.

Colour: Deep crimson with purple hues.

Nose: A fragrant nose of blackberry and cherry fruits heightened by regional nuances of eucalypt, mint and supported by subtle warm spice and cedary oak.

Palate: The palate is medium to full bodied with layers of bramble berry fruits, fresh eucalypt notes and subtle oak. The wine finishes with finely textured, elegant tannins, displaying great finesse and fruit presence.

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Ingredients/Directions to use: 

Grape Variety: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon - 41% Shiraz

Wine Analysis: Alc/vol 15.0% - pH 3.44 - Acidity 7.3g/L

 

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