Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
While it was the blending of red varietal wines that made Wolf Blass famous, his capacity to source the finest fruit was the cornerstone of his efforts. Wolf Blass was the master at bringing together raw components of excellent potential and assembling them into a complete wine. To this day, the Wolf Blass team retain access to the finest harvests of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, to be crafted into a pure wine of generosity and style, elegance and finesse. The perfect match to juicy lamb racks, tender vension or succulent beef.
Cabernet Sauvignon has always been central to the success of red Wolf Blass wines, the auspicious Terra Rosa soils of Coonawarra yield a quality of Cabernet that's renowned throughout the world for power, structure and orofound regional eloquence. Fruit is sourced from low yielding vineyards, crushed and treated to gentle vinification and pumpovers in small rotary fermenters. Batches are pressed off skins and racked into a selection of new and seasoned oak barrels for a course of malolactic, racking and returns. After a year's maturation, components are tasted to determine inclusion of those parcels which can best express the stately refinement of Coonawarra Cabernet. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep crimson colour, dark core. Attractive nose of lifted dark fruits including cassis and mulberry, violets and mint, supported by fragrant cedar vanilla oak. Full bodied palate brimming with rich varietal characters, balanced fresh acidity and fine grained tannins, delivering layers of dark fruit flavours, brambles and loganberry, before a long seamless finish.