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Wolf Blass

2021 Wolf Blass Grey Label McLaren Vale Shiraz

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Grey Label Shiraz was sourced from vineyards ranging in altitudes from about 50m
near the coast to 200m where McLaren Vale merges with the Adelaide Hills, bringing
complexity and layers of interest to the final wine. The region mostly spans two basins
of ancient bedrock layered with sediments laid down by advances and retreats of the
sea over the past 45 million years. Soil types vary from sands, yellow clays, and red and
black loams through to ironstone.

Individual vineyard batches were fermented in small open-top fermenters for 5 to 15
days. Plunging and gentle irrigation were used to work the cap and optimise flavour,
colour and tannin extraction, providing for concentration and depth of fruit flavour,
while keeping tannins plush, hallmarks of the Grey Label style. Select batches
completed fermentation in barrel, contributing mid-palate texture, while others finished
fermentation on skins, providing structural length and focus.

Palate - Plush and opulent with complex layered flavours of mulberry, blackberry, liquorice, dark chocolate and warm spices, lengthened by fine acidity and a velvety texture. The tannins are fine and long, framing the palate and providing structure and length.

Nose - A complex, layered nose of lifted blueberry, blackberry and bloodplum, with hints of dark chocolate, liquorice and warm spices, enhanced with subtle, fragrant oak.

Wine Type Red
Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2021
Region McLaren Vale
Winemaker Alex MacKenzie
Peak drinking Now. Will develop with age.
Alcohol Volume 14.5%

"Great with slow-roasted lamb shanks, or braised beef with black bean sauce."

Alex Mackenzie