New South Wales
Rich and flavoursome red wines continue to be an Australian favourite, McGuigan excel at delivering, year in and year out. The first thing you notice about Black Label are the lovely berry and spice aromas, followed by a generous palate of ripe red/ black fruit characters and tender tannins. Black Label is nicely balanced with splendid concentration and persistence of flavour.
Fruit is harvested from estate operated vineyards, vintaged at full ripeness to capture all the rich fruit characters and delivered to the McGuigan wineworks in the Hunter Valley. A combination of new world and tradiotional winemaking techniques are employed to extract maximum flavour, deep colour and ripe tannins from the skins prior to fermentation and maturation. Vinification is carried out over a period of several days in temperature controlled tanks following the inoculation to select strains of yeast. Post fermentation the batches are matured and assembled to construct a smooth, approachable fruit dominant wine. Subtle use of oak has accentuated the richness of the wine and achieved additional complexity.
Plum with brick red hues. Delightful aromas of cherry and blackberry fruits are matched by a hint of spice. Following the attractive bouquet comes a generous palate with wonderful flavours of spicy plum, cherry and blackberry which flow through the mouth, resulting in an approachable fruit driven wine that finishes smooth and mouthfilling. Black Label Red is a very versatile wine designed to be drunk while young and fresh, especially rewarding with tomato based Italian recipes or pizza, spicy Asian or cheese.