Wine "Church Block" Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot, 2011
Reviews of purchase "Church Block" Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot, 2011
Wine of deep plum color with a bright red glow.
The wine has a deep, balanced flavor with notes of juicy black and blue fruits, complemented by nuances of plum, mulberry and oak.
Delicate aroma of the wine reveals hints of black currant, plum and raspberry nuances of dried herbs and spices exquisite tones, dominated by clove.
Wine perfectly complement marinated in rosemary and garlic lamb loin steaks with thyme, as well as other dishes of red meat, game, mushrooms and poultry under the sharp-spicy sauces. As appetizers are perfect prosciutto ham and blue cheese.
"Chёch Block" - one of the best wines of the company, which owes its name to the oldest vineyards located next to a small church. This wine is released in 1972, became one of the most popular Australian wines around the world.
Created "Church Block" from the harvest to the premium vineyards, each party grapes from different terroirs vinified separately. After gentle pressing and destemming yield fermented at constant temperature of 20-22 ° C, and then rising to 25-28 ° C. After malolactic fermentation takes place assemblage. Aged wine specially selected barrels of French (70%) and American (30%) oak, whose age varies from several months to 4 years. About 10-15% of the wine is aged in new oak barrels. Thanks to this technology gets the perfect balance of wine and complex elegant bouquet in which oak shades only complement and not clog fruity grapes. Term aging of wine is 15 months. At the peak of maturity is a magnificent wine will be between 2013-2020 years.
Among the awards "Chёch Block" is worth noting gold medal won in 2008, and a silver medal obtained in 2009 on one of the most prestigious wine competitions "San Francisco International Wine Competition".
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.