Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot (2014)
Producer: Church Block, Wirra Wirra
Location: McLaren Vale, Australia
Included in Lesson: Body Levels
About this wine
This wine offers full body in its prime definition: glycerol, alcohol and tannins – all maxed out. The Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the blend and with its good acidity transforms a potential simpler fruit bomb into a more subtle wine. Quintessentially Australian.
Aromas: Blackcurrant, Sour cherry, Resin, Chocolate, Tobacco
Glycerol: Very high
Alcohol: Very high
Sugars: Very low / absent
Tannins: Very high
Alcohol: 14.5% Vol
Lamb, Sunday roast and red meat in general. Creamy cheeses. Dishes with lots of black pepper, herbs and black olives.
The wine maker
At the Wirra Wirra estate they like calling themselves "the tribe", a hint of what their philosophy is about: 'You must be serious about quality, dedicated to your task in life, especially winemaking, but this should all be fun'.