Australian winemaker with humble beginnings celebrates the Year of the Rooster.
An Australian winemaker currently making waves in Malaysia is Wolf Blass, the brand internationally renowned for its rich selection of beverages sourced from the best vineyards in the Down Under. This time around, the wine producer is shining the spotlight on not one but two labels perfect for this part of the world, crafted specially to commemorate the Year of the Rooster.
Embodying Wolf Blass’ philosophy of blending outstanding grapes from the finest South Australian regions to create exceptional wines come the President’s Selection Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 and President’s Selection Gold Label Shiraz 2015. The best part is both wines also pair well with classic Chinese dishes, a great gift for dinner parties.
The President’s Selection Gold Label Shiraz 2015 is a rich, full-bodied shiraz with dominant blueberries and blackberries on the nose, with a hints of attractive mocha oak. Its generous layers of flavour, meanwhile, are further enhanced with plush, velvety tannins. This wine pairs perfectly with meat dishes with a sweet touch such as Char Siew Pork Ribs and Stir Fried Beef with Ginger Plum Sauce, as its tartness provides balance.
The President’s Selection Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, on the other hand, should be savoured with dishes like Seared Wagyu Sirloin with Mushrooms and Bok Choy and Stir Fried Beef with Peppers, due to its hints of eucalypt and blackberry that helps refresh the palate after consuming food with strong flavours. The wine’s richly textured cassis palate finishes with fine, long tannins perfect for finishing off a sit-down dinner.
Wolf Blass was established in the Barossa Valley in 1966 and has grown from a humble tin shed to become one of the world’s most successful and awarded wineries. A recipient of more than 8,000 medals and trophies, including Red Winemaker of the Year at the 2016 International Wine Challenge, the essence of Wolf Blass wines is exemplified by the winemakers who continuously strive to produce wines of quality, character and consistency.
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