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2015 Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise McLaren Vale Shiraz Cabernet

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Adorned with a schmicky new label of a rowboat skimming over the top of a sea, it could a suggestion of an occasion to drink this wine. Just imagine sitting in a boat chucking out a fishing line waiting for the fish to bite with a glass of this Scrubby Rise red in your hand. There's an ocean of red, black and cherry fruits on the nose, together with some toasty oak. A wave of juicy fruits crash over the palate, coupled with gentle tannins, refreshing acidity and a dry finish.

Winemaker's Notes

When the late Greg Trott christened a flat, barren landscape at the front of our winery ‘Scrubby Rise’, he started a theme that things aren’t always as they seem at Wirra Wirra. In keeping with Trott’s laid back Aussie humour, today the vineyard is overlooked by a viewing platform known as ‘The Jetty’, while a well dressed gent in a red boat rows between the vines. The message is not to take life too seriously.

Grape Variety: Shiraz 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%.

Colour: Deep plum with a bright crimson edge.

Bouquet: Bright, ripe raspberry and sweet mulberry fruits, laced with fragrant Cabernet leaf and dried herbs.

Palate: Juicy red berries, ripe blue and black fruits as well as blood plum richness. The generous fleshy fruits are supported by supple tannins and provide a wine with great flavour, freshness and balance.

Drink: Drink now to 5 years.

Food Match: Lamb shoulder with Mediterranean spices, roast zucchini, squash and capsicum.

Vinification: Individual vineyard parcels were crushed and de-stemmed to stainless static red fermenters. Pumpovers were tailored daily, dependent upon levels of colour, flavour and tannin extraction. Once the desired levels were achieved the ferment was pressed off skins. Select parcels underwent maturation in seasoned French & American oak before blending.

Alc/vol: 14.5%

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2015 Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise McLaren Vale Shiraz Cabernet

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James Suckling (2015 Vintage) says
This pretty blend shows dark berry, chocolate and spice character. Full body, round, juicy tannins and a flavourful finish.
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