Wine Wirra Wirra, "Church Block" Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot, 2007, 1.5 L
Wine of deep red and plum color with a ruby rim.
Intense flavor of the wine, with hints of fleshy red berries, hints of plums, ripe fruit, refreshing natural acidity and fine tannins.
A delightful bouquet of the wine is woven from fresh aromas of red fruits and berries, with bright accents on raspberries and blackberries, nuances of spices, oak and mint.
Wine perfectly complement red meat steak, served with shallots and thyme will go well with mature cheeses, ham, venison.
"Church Block" - one of the best wines of the company, which owes its name to the oldest vineyards located next to a small church Bethany Church, built in 1854. This wine was first released in 1972 under the name "Verra Verra" under the direction of Greg Trott. It has rightly become one of the most popular Australian wines in the world.
Created "Chech Block" from the harvest of premium vineyards, each batch of grapes from different terroirs vinified separately. Aged wine specially selected barrels of French (70%) and American (30%) oak, as new (15%) and under the age of 4 years. Thanks to this technology gets the perfect balance of wine and complex elegant bouquet, which only oak complements rather than dominates the fruity grapes. Term aging of wine is 15 months.
Dry and hot weather in 2007 was officially awarded the highest temperature since 1861. This could not affect the yield, a decrease of some varieties by 60-70% and recognized winegrowers in the region one of the lowest in the past 10 years. Nevertheless, grapes - particularly Cabernet and Shiraz - showed the highest quality, and the wine was very rich, meaty, full of beautiful fruit and berry tones. At the peak of maturity is a magnificent wine will be between 2010-2017 years.
Among the awards "Church Block" it is worth noting the silver medal, received for the vintage 2007 "San Francisco International Wine Competition 2009" and a gold medal, won Vintage 2006 "San Francisco International Wine Competition 2008".
The company was founded Wirra Wirra Strengveyzom Robert Wigley in 1894. At age 30, his parents, whom he gives a lot of anxiety eccentricities sent him away in the Australian outback, where the vigorous energy of Robert found, at last, a useful application. It was in 1894, he broke the vineyards in McLaren Vale, ambush them excellent vines, built a winery and in 1987 made his first wine. At first winery Wirra Wirra flourished, producing high-quality wines, which were exported to England until 1925. However, after the death of Robert Wigley winery in 1924 and declined only in 1969 under the watchful guidance of Greg Trott and his cousin Roger, the winery has been restored. From this point on the company's business went up the hill again, and eventually elegant and complex wines Verra Verra become available worldwide.
Today, the company owns 100 hectares of vineyards, not only in McLaren Vale, but in the Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Adelaide Hills, making its wines a variety of styles. Mediterranean climate and diversity of soil region provides the unique ability to produce a rich, complex and long-lived wines from classic grape varieties, the most famous of which is Shiraz. It is worth noting that in 2005 the winery Verra Verra was converted using the most modern technologies, so quality of the wines has reached a new, higher level.