Wirra Wirra Angelus Cabernet 2005
$5699each
$683DOZEN
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
Each $56.99
Dozen $683.00
Currently out of stock
Wirra Wirra International Red Winemaker of the Year at the prestigious 2007 International Wine Challenge Awards Dinner in London. The 2004 vintage Angelus was awarded three Trophies, including Best International Cabernet Sauvignon. An enormous achievement, Wirra Wirra was the only Australian winery to be short-listed for the accolade and beat off stiff international competition. Namesake Chateau Angelus Bordeaux, takes particular exception to the Wirra Wirra wine, labeled as Dead Ringer Cabernet outside of Australia.
Cabernet Sauvignon from superior Wirra Wirra McLaren Vale and Coonawarra vineyards. The ¾ tonne Wirra Wirra bell is rung to announce the start and finish of each vintage at McLaren Vale and for other suitable celebrations. For generations its voice rang out thrice daily at 6 am, midday and 6 p.m. from the Jesuit Church in Norwood, calling the faithful to the Angelus prayer. In commemoration of this tradition, The Angelus is reserved for only exceptional parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon which are selected and vinified at Wirra Wirra. Each vineyard batch was matured in French barriques, 65% new oak, separately for twenty two months prior to blending. Alcohol 14.5% Winemakers Samantha Connew and Alexia Roberts.
TASTING NOTES
Deep violet with a red rim. A bright nose showing wild black berry fruits, mulberries and rhubarb, supported by dried herbs, namely oregano and rosemary. Oak adds nutmeg, toffee and smoky aromas. Wild black berry fruits persist on the palate and are well matched with long and fine tannins and savory oak flavours. This wine is supported by layers of texture and elegance, offering generous fruit weight and length, with lingering toffee and spice.
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About the Wirra Wirra Winery
The Wirra Wirra Cellars were built by Robert Strangways Wigley, one of the McLaren Vale's all time characters
Wigley began building at the turn of the century using Dr. A.C. Kelly's plans of a split-level design that his friend Alec Johnston had used to build the Pirramimma winery. Wirra Wirra is an aboriginal name meaning amongst the gums. Born in 1864, Bob Wigley studied Law and Architecture and managed to play cricket for South Australia. His wild pranks as a young man had already made him somewhat of an embarrassment to his family. In 1893 he was prudently sent to rusticate in McLaren Vale. He planted the vineyard in 1894 and made his first wine with Alec Johnston in 1897. By 1901 he was the owner of one of the best wineries and vineyards in the district with 100 acres under vines and 15 acres under currants. Wirra Wirra»