Wirra Wirra Vintage Bell Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Australia, 750ml
Deep crimson and mahogany with great clarity at the rim. The nose displays classic red and blackcurrant fruits, tobacco leaf, choc mint with stylish touches of seasoned cedar and leather. On the palate, lovely weighted palate with a ripe core of cassis and plum, tightly knit with fresh cedar and balanced on a spine of fine, powdery tannins.
- Winery: Wirra Wirra
- Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
- Vintage: 2017
- Alcohol: 14%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
- Food match: Lamb roast, beef, game meat, pork & pepperoni; tuna & salmon; pizza; BBQ & heavy red sauces; bleu-veined cheeses
Winery notes - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon this is a fresh and exceptionally varietal wine with lifted blackcurrant leaf and cedar notes on the nose integrated with some toasty oak. The palate is refined and elegant with plenty of persistent fine grained tannins and fresh mulberries.
Deadringer is a colloquial for “resemble exactly”. As Wirra Wirra’s Angelus Bell rang in the 2004 vintage, the international “naming police” targeted Wirra Wirra about the noenclature of their flagship cabernet sauvignon (whose name is shared by the afore–mentioned bell and an old world chateau). As good law abiding bell–ringers Wirra Wirra acquiesced when challenged and the wine is now known as Deadringer.
The ironstone cellars of Wirra Wirra house a history rich in mischief, adventure and dedication to creating great wines. The winery was built in 1894 by an eccentric former state cricketer, who absconded to McLaren Vale after embarrassing his family one too many times.
It was re-built in the late 1960's by a visionary who dreamt of returning Wirra Wirra to its former glory. Greg Trott did more than that, he created a legacy of being dedicated to your craft while being equally serious about having fun and enjoying life.
"Perched atop our winery in a modest belltower sits a 3/4 tonne bell that we ring either on occasion or randomly; we like to hurl watermelons from a giant medieval siege machine erected on our lawns and securing our grounds is a boundary fence known as ‘Woodhenge’ made from massive threaded redgum trunks.
We celebrate our successes with gusto (wine in hand) and if we have no success to celebrate we always find another reason.
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…
We are the Wirra Wirra Tribe."
- 92/100 - 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition (2017 vintage)
- 88/100 Points - Christina Pickard, WineMag (2017 vintage)
- Bronze - 2020 International Wine Challenge (2017 vintage)
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