WOLF BLASS PLATINUM LABEL
THE DISTINCTIVE TERROIR OF THE MEDLANDS
VINEYARD IS UNIQUELY EXPRESSED THROUGH THIS
EXCEPTIONALLY FOCUSED SHIRAZ, DISPLAYING ITS
HALLMARK INTENSITY AND PURITY OF FRUIT, A
TIGHT, ELEGANT STRUCTURE, DEFINITIVE LINE AND
The distinguished Medlands Vineyard lies within an exceptional pocket of ground at
Dorrien on the central north Barossa Valley floor, a site long renowned for growing
outstanding Shiraz. Gently sloping towards the North Para River, the microclimate
benefits from cooling breezes flowing down-river from the foothills and enjoys
optimum sunlight, low rainfall and low humidity.
The vineyard is comprised of ancient soils ranging from loamy sands over light clays
to sandy loams over medium clays, laid down 5 million years ago when an uplift of the
Eastern ranges and a sinking of the valley floor caused the central valley to fill with
sediments. This unique terroir results in Shiraz of purity, elegance, tight structure and
VINEYARD REGION : Medlands Vineyard, Dorrien, Barossa Valley
A near-perfect growing season at Medlands Vineyard began with
good winter rainfall which, with an early, warm start to spring,
allowed the vines to develop healthy canopies. Windy conditions at
flowering affected fruit set, reducing bunch and berry size. Mild days
and cool nights during ripening allowed for optimal fruit development
with exceptional balance, good natural acidity and bright, rich
GRAPE VARIETY : Shiraz
22 months maturation in 75% new and 25% one-year-old French
Acidity: 7.2 g/L
2016 to 2042. This wine will develop with age, softening and
mellowing to reward many years of careful cellaring.
Great with chargrilled beef fillet with truffles and Shiraz jus or
Cantonese roast goose.
COLOUR : Vibrant rich purple.
Concentrated crushed blueberry, blackberry
and Satsuma plum characters dominate the
nose, complemented by underlying dark
aromas of bittersweet chocolate, freshly ground
coffee beans and evident, though well
integrated fragrant, spicy oak.
An elegant yet opulent palate replete with
dark berry fruits covering the spectrum from
boysenberry through to blackberry and
blueberry. Secondary characters of chocolate,
chinotto and coffee beans add complexity,
creating rich tiers of flavour. Fine French oak
ties the wine together with focus and structure,
and with a supple, silky texture, definitive
line and fine, persistent tannins, gives rise to a
wine of great stature and presence.