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2017 Wirra Wirra The Angelus McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Wirra Wirra The Angelus McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

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$329.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

13.8%
Screw Cap
McLaren Vale
2017
750ml
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$329.94
13.8%
Screw Cap
McLaren Vale
2017
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Wirra Wirra Vineyards was established in 1894 and is located in the popular wine region McLaren Vale in South Australia. Well regarded as producing excellent wines, Wirra Wirra is a James Halliday 5 star Winery. Their winemaking philosophy sheds light on their culture; "We're serious about the wine we make, the wines we drink and the biodynamic vines we grow but we believe that everything else should be fun".

    Wirra Wirra's Angelus Cabernet Sauvignon is a flagship wine in their range. With grapes sources solely from the local McLaren Vale region, it is consistently an excellent wine.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Each ferment was tasted twice daily to determine the level of hand plunging and maceration required during fermentation. At the required level of tannin and fruit extraction, ferments were basket pressed with winemakers making the ‘press cut’ at the first sign of tannin hardness. After pressing and a brief settling period in tank, each wine was transferred to a tailored selection of French oak before completing malolactic fermentation. Following MLF, and several times thereafter, the wines were racked and returned. At the end of this program, barrels were selected from the most outstanding vineyard parcels, blended and filtered with a single pass before going to bottle.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Deep claret with a crimson rim. The nose shows fragrant red and blackcurrant, a forest-floor earthiness and briary, tobacco-leaf character. The peaty, cedary influence of French oak compliments a vibrant and varietal display of leaf and fruit. The ripe core of blackcurrant fruit is cut by a bright acid line, while a long spine of powdery tannin travels the length of the palate into a savoury finish. Long, fresh, beautifully weighted medium-bodied cabernet.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Wirra Wirra was originally established in 1894 and though abandoned after several decades of production was revived by the late Greg Trott in 1969. The winery produces exceptional value, fruit driven wine styles that don’t shy away from ripeness, intensity and oak usage. Wirra Wirra is located approximately four kilometres outside of the township of McLaren Vale in the McLaren Vale wine growing region of South Australia. Wirra Wirra source fruit from estate and selected grower vineyards. Wirra Wirra is the core range but the wines are delineated by tiers including Flagship wines, RGT collection, Church Block, Mrs Wrigley range and the entry level Scrubby Rise wines. The production of these wines is overseen by Chief Winemaker Paul Smith, with able assistance from Tom Ravech and Kelly Wellington. The winery employs modern technology and new world technique to produce expressive wines of intensity, bold flavour and McLaren Vale profile.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
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    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    A carefully assembled blend of grapes from across McLaren Vale vinified and matured separately in French oak (30% new). It was a perfect vintage, giving the blending bench an embarrassment of riches with cassis, bay leaf, black olive, blackberry, tapenade, dark chocolate and more.