Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot (2014)

Producer: Church Block, Wirra Wirra

Location: McLaren Vale, Australia

 

Included in Lesson: Body Levels

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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.

 

Tasting notes

Colour: Ruby

Aromas: Blackcurrant, Sour cherry, Resin, Chocolate, Tobacco

Components:

  • Acids: High

  • Glycerol: Very high

  • Alcohol: Very high

  • Sugars: Very low / absent

  • Tannins: Very high

  • Minerals: High

Body: Full

Oaked: Yes

Alcohol: 14.5% Vol

 

Enjoy With

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'.

 
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