Wolf Blass Red Label Chardonnay Semillon 2017

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Wolf Blass Wines is one of Australia’s greatest success stories. From a humble tin shed in the legendary Barossa Valley in 1966, Wolf Blass has grown to become one of Australia’s most successful and awarded winemakers. I have a lot of affection for this brand – but had read recently that the winery was on the verge of bankruptcy. The two grapes Semillon and Chardonnay are fermented and matured separately; the Chardonnay spends six months on French oak while the Semillon spends six months on lees.

Tasting notes: Pale yellow colour. Not subtle. ‘New-World’ but rather ‘old-fashioned’. Not overly oaky, and has a little complexity from the blend. Reasonable value.

Region of Origin – South Australia.
Wine Colour – White
Price – £7
Where do I get it from? Sainsburys – very widely available
Current Vintage – 2017
Producer – Wolf Blass
Grape – Chardonnay/Semillon Blend
Country – Australia
Points – 88

Food Pairing: Grilled chicken dishes.

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