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Wolf Blass winemakers celebrate trophies

Wolf Blass Wines celebrated on the weekend after winning trophies on both sides of the continent.

Results for the Perth Royal Wine Show were announced on Friday, with the Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2009 winning the Court Wine Bar trophy for best 2009 vintage dry white table wine.

On the same day, Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2005 won best red blend trophy (class 11) at the Tri-Nations Wine Challenge between Australia, South Africa and New Zealand in Sydney.

Wolf Blass senior winemaker Matt O’Leary says he is delighted with the results.

“The winemaking team had plenty to celebrate over the weekend, particularly for the Gold Label, which suggests that the 2009 Riesling vintage for both Eden Valley and Clare is going to be another beauty,” he said.

O’Leary says the 2009 Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling is a blend of 60% Eden Valley and 40% Clare fruit, while the 2005 Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz is a Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale blend, with 49% of the wine made using Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

“The Barossa Valley historically provides the major component of the Black Label blend, providing that quality and consistency with each release,” he said.

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