Swinging straight into Chinese New Year 2016, Wolf Blass launches a limited edition ‘Year of The Monkey’ President’s Selection Gold Label Year wines. The President’s Selection range honours the traditional Wolf Blass philosophy of blending outstanding fruit from the finest South Australian regions to create wines of quality, character and consistency. The limited edition ‘Year of The Monkey’ wines are available in Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon variations, each with its own distinct colourings and palate.
Wolf Blass Chief Winemaker, Chris Hatcher, says that these commemorative wines are a tremendous way to kick-start 2016, celebrating an auspicious occasion in Singapore.
“Chinese New Year is a spirited and joyful time of year that resonates with many in Singapore. What better way to celebrate than with a special release, tailored to the occasion!”
“What makes this release even more special is these wines come in 1 litre bottles offering excellent value which we hope will provide even more reason for celebration.”
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 wine brands. A recipient of more than 3,000 medals and trophies at national and international wine shows, the essence of Wolf Blass wines is exemplified through the passion of its custodians past and present as they continuously strive to produce wines of quality, character and consistency.
Chris Hatcher is widely considered one of Australia’s leading winemakers and respected wine show judges. His attention to detail in the winery and the tasting room has helped to produce the quality, consistency and character that built the reputation of Wolf Blass Wines. In 1996, when Wolf Blass Wines had grown into Mildara Blass and a new chief winemaker was needed, it was a given that ‘Hatch’ would be the best person for the job. After all, he’d already set the standard and shown the leadership qualities that would continue to push the winemaking boundaries at Wolf Blass. Following his appointment as Chief Winemaker, he quickly set about improving the overall quality of the Wolf Blass wines. Known for his attention to detail, Chris’ impact on Wolf Blass is evident in every winemaker working for him today.