|When launching the new labels here in Ireland, Brent Pope was asked what rugby positions a bold, powerful but smooth Wolf Blass Rugby Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon would remind him of. He named some legendary Irish Outhalves and Centres, mentioning that as well as needing smooth skills, those players also had to be brave and fearless given the important decisions and crunching tackles they need to make.
For the Wolf Blass Rugby Limited Edition Chardonnay – described as fruity, delicate and balanced – Pope instantly thought of the Wingers and Full Back. These often-misunderstood positions needed to be flexible and light on their feet, and compared to most of the other players they were slightly more delicate but had an unmatched class and elegance – many elements found in Wolf Blass’s Yellow Label Chardonnay.
But when asked why he named no Forwards in this exercise, he said that wines to match their characteristics would be too rough and robust to be palatable!
And enjoying the theme of wine personalities, Brent couldn’t resist a parting dig at his colleague George Hook, who he described as “bold, loud and definitely not smooth! You could call it Hook’s Hooch!”