Founder’s Original Blend

Wolf Blass

Founder’s Original Blend

Wolf Blass

Founder’s Original Blend

RRP (750 mL)
$20.00
750 mL
$9.00
6 x 750 mL
$54.00

Overview

Overview

Blass Shiraz is a plush, medium-bodied red wine with aromas of dark plums, mulberries and blueberries, and gentle notes of cedary spice. The palate is perfectly balanced with rich, fleshy fruit, subtle creamy oak and fine, velvety tannins. Founder’s Original Blend is a tribute to Wolf Blass’ inaugural 1966 blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. This innovative blend caused a sensation, cementing Wolf’s reputation as a master blender.
Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Winemaker Marie Clay

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Pork
Lamb
Pasta

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Rich aromas of blackberry and mulberry are enhanced with warm spice, distinctive Langhorne Creek regional notes of eucalypt and mint, and subtle touches of mocha oak.

Flavours and Palate

Smooth, plush and flavorsome, with a generous, medium to full-bodied palate. The harmonious blend of varieties, with subtle oak handling, results in a beautifully balanced wine with soft, ripe tannins and rich, lingering berry flavours. 27% was matured with American and French oak for up to 12 months to enhance texture and complexity

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

South Australia

Home to the oldest vines in the country, and no less than 18 wine growing regions, South Australia accounts for almost 50% of Australia’s wine production. The Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Coonawarra are well known for their world class reds, with Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Eden Valley praised for their exceptional Chardonnay and Riesling.

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.