Wirra Wirra 'Church Block', McLaren Vale
- Syrah(Shiraz),Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon
- Fragrant red and black fruit with rich plums surrounded by leaf and polished leather.
- South Australia
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- Wirra Wirra
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- Wirra Wirra Vineyards was originally established in 1894 by known South Australian eccentric and cricketer Robert Strangways Wigley. The winery prospered in its early days, producing many wines including a much acclaimed Shiraz, which was exported to England and the Empire until his death in 1926. The winery ran into disrepair and was eventually abandoned. In 1969 under the watchful eye of the late Greg Trott and his cousin Roger, the winery was rebuilt from the remnants of two walls and some slate fermenting tanks.
Church Block was the first wine the late Greg Trott produced under the Wirra Wirra label back in 1972. A classic Australian blend of Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot from the McLaren Vale. Defined by fragrant red and black Cabernet fruits with rich plums, surrounded by leaf and polished leather. On the palate bright red and black fruits are framed by fine sandy tannins and fresh cedar. The wine displays a lovely brightness and generosity of fruit that is the hallmark of McLaren Vale, with the supporting tannin structure to reward medium-term ageing.
- "This latest vintage of the McLaren Vale winery's best-known and sough-after label reveals another step up in quality. Winemaker Paul Smith's judicious blending of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and merlot is in near-perfect balance, its flavours both generous and subtle."
John Fordham Sunday Telegraph
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- Food match:
Brilliant with steaks, preferably rare.
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