Church Block was the first wine the late Greg Trott produced under the Wirra Wirra label back in 1972. He took the name from one of the original vineyards, which runs next to the small Bethany Church (est. 1854) across the road from Wirra Wirra's century old ironstone cellars.
Over four decades, the Church Block label has become an Australian favourite, consistently offering a smooth, soft red wine that balances the complexity sought by aficionados, with the approachability desired by those seeking pure drinking pleasure.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
“The 40th vintage of this wine, and probably one of the most difficult. Full, bright purple/red colour, and a pungent peppery, lightly spiced aroma with definite touches of tomato bush from the cabernet. There's a whiff of greenness about this from the first sniff, but it is a good result from a tricky vintage.” HuonHooke.com Huon Hooke, OCT 12
Winery Tasting Notes
Cabernet Sauvignon (47%), Shiraz (44%), Merlot (9%).
Deep plum with vivid red hues.
Fragrant aromatics displaying cassis, plum and raspberry fruits with subtle leaf, dried herb and clove spice complexities.
The palate displays succulent black and blue fruits including blackberry, plum and mulberry. The rich juicy fruits are supported by fine sandy tannins and cedary oak delivering a wine with great depth and balance.
Upon release and up to 8 years from vintage.
Rosemary and garlic rack of lamb with kipfler potatoes fried in duck fat.