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Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2017

75cl

Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2018

£12.79
£12.79

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Church Block was the first wine the late Greg Trott produced under the Wirra Wirra label back in 1972. He took the name from one of the original vineyards, which runs next to the small Bethany Church (est. 1854) across the road from Wirra Wirra's century old ironstone cellars. Over four decades, the Church Block label has become an Australian favourite.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2017 Other vintages
2018 and 2014
Appellation:McLaren Vale (South Australia, Australia)
Winery: Wirra Wirra
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14.5%
Ending Year For Optimal Consumption: Can Be Drunk From Release And Up To 15 Years From Vintage.
Wine Level In The Bottle: Mid-Shoulder (ME - Mi-Epaule)
James Suckling Score: 92

Description of Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2017

Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2017 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: Deep plum with a scarlet edge.
  • Nose: Lifted red and black currants, deeper plums and black cherries, fresh-tilled earth and leaf with some spicy cedar.
  • Mouth: Fresh red and dark fruits provide great flesh and depth to a long, even palate. Grainy tannins and cedary oak add structural support and line to the rich fruit.

APPELLATION: McLaren Vale

VINEYARD: Wirra Wirra

GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon 52%, Shiraz 39%, Merlot 9%

AGEING: Combination of French (70%) and American oak (30%) barriques & hogsheads of which 10% is new oak.

PREPARATION: Fruit was gently crushed and destemmed prior to commencing fermentation where fermentation temperatures were kept at 20-22 degrees Celcius, rising to 25-28 degrees at peak of ferment. Ferments were pumped over two to four times daily to assist in flavour and colour extraction, and to monitor and control fermentation temperature. Nearing completion and having achieved the desired flavour and tannin extraction, pump-overs were reduced to once or twice daily to keep the cap of the skins and seeds moist. At approximately 1-2°Baume, the wine from the fermenter was drained, and the remaining skins were pressed via tank or basket press. Wines completed Malolactic fermentation in tank or barrel as individual vineyard parcels and matured in oak before blending.

PAIRING: Roasted lamb rack with vegetable gratin.

ALCOHOL: 14.5

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Awards

GOLD MEDAL - 2019 China Wine & Spirits Awards

Reviews of Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2017

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4 /5

Jag beställde vin per post.
Djupt röda och lila reflektioner. Det luktade hallon i näsan. Är en något sur ​​röd.
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4 /5

Um tinto para beber com essa pessoa.
Tinto de cor vermelho acastanhado. Aromas a couro e tabaco de cachimbo. Para ser de McLaren Vale era um pouco oleoso.
Recomendo acompanha-lo com presunto bem curado.
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4 /5

Jeg drakk den med min beste venn.
Klassisk kirsebærrød fra 2017. Aromaer av karamell. Med velsmakende innslag.
Den beste rødevin for å feire bursdagen min.
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Reviews of other vintages of Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 201702014

4/5

- Colour: Deep plum with vivid red hues.
- Bouquet: Lifted cassis and leaf with cedar and clove spice. The fragrant cabernet sauvignon dominates with bright red fruits and plums.
- Palate: The palate is rich and generous with plush dark fruits. The red and black currants, Satsuma plums and raspberries are balanced by fine savoury tannins and cedary oak.
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