Review Score 93
McLaren Vale

2020 Wirra Wirra The Angelus Cabernet Sauvignon

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“Aromas of tea tree and menthol, with currants and garden herbs, too. There seems to be a concerted effort to cleave fruit, restraint and refinement from the region’s predilection for generosity and alcohol. I am not quite sure it works. The tannins are taut and nicely detailed, if not a bit green and tobacco-leaf rough. Time will tell. Scored with the benefit of the doubt. Read more
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Ned Goodwin MW

“Aromas of tea tree and menthol, with currants and garden herbs, too. There seems to be a concerted effort to cleave fruit, restraint and refinement from the region’s predilection for generosity and alcohol. I am not quite sure it works. The tannins are taut and nicely detailed, if not a bit green and tobacco-leaf rough. Time will tell. Scored with the benefit of the doubt.

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Winemakers Note

Vineyards
Wirra Wirra sources fruit from a combination of owned vineyards and premium McLaren Vale growers. The blend of individual vineyard and sub-regional characteristics is the key to the resulting style.
 

Blended from a combination of old vine McLaren Vale sites - typically low in vigour, producing modest yields of intense fruit. Soils include weathered, ancient gravelly clay and red/brown loam with calcrete.
 

Oak Maturation
Wine from each vineyard/block was individually assessed for barrel selection and matured in French Bordeaux barriques prior to blending. New oak consisted of 30% of the blend, balance being a combination of seasoned barriques up to four years of age. Vinification Individual vineyard parcels were picked separately at a point of optimal flavour ripeness and freshness.
 

Each two-ton open ferment was tasted twice daily to determine the level of hand plunging and maceration required during fermentation. At the desired 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, blended and filtered with a single pass before going to bottle.

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