Wirra Wirra `Woodhenge` Shiraz 2009 (6x750mL) McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

Sweet and classically generous McLaren Vale Shiraz that shows bright sweet plum, dark red fruits & chocolate mocha flavour. The palate is textural and balanced with fine mouth watering tannins supported by subtle oak character.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

A full-bodied, rich and typical McLaren Vale style of red, with smoky spices, tapenade and dark chocolate aromas. Lots of fleshy extract and chewy tannins to back the essency red and black fruit flavours.Rating 92 - Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine (JUL/2011)

Glossy, polished plum and dark berry fruits, with firm, finely-structured fruit and oak tannins that set Woodhenge off as a style that will age confidently. Rating 92 - Tyson Stelzer, (APR/2011)

Deep crimson wine with a subdued, inky nose and lovely violet notes. Prunes and soy characters on the palate, with „squeaky? tannins.Winestate (APR/2011)

Plenty to like about this McLaren Vale shiraz....The balance is superb, with the ripe, firm tannins adding to the structure and supporting the long finish. A wine with medium-term cellaring written all over it.Rating 94 - Ray Jodan, Weekend West (MAR/2011)

Blackberry, red currant flavours round off another top class wine from a first class winery.Three of the Best, Peter Chapman, Morning Bulletin (FEB/2011)

McLaren Vale at its best, sumptuous and very smart matured in new and old French and American oak, plum and berry fruit flavours, chocolate characters, poised supple tannins.Kerry Skinner, (JAN/2011)

...dark berry, plum, chocolate and licorice, with subtle toasty oak and fine tannins on the finish. Enjoy with a steak or beef dish at a good restaurant.”Mike Frost (JAN/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Vivid burgundy red with bright crimson edges to glass.

Aroma

Mocha, cinnamon and hints of aniseed fill the wines bouquet with touches of chocolate & fresh plum complimenting the spice filled nose.

Palate

Sweet and classically generous McLaren Vale Shiraz that shows bright sweet plum, dark red fruits & chocolate mocha flavour. The palate is textural and balanced with fine mouth watering tannins supported by subtle oak character.

Cellaring Potential

5 – 12 years.

Food Matching

Kassler pork chop with homemade coleslaw and potato halves fried in duck fat.

Wine Background

A legacy worth drinking... As a tribute to Greg Trott's unique vision of that which has always made Wirra Wirra special, we have named our McLaren Vale Shiraz after the massive post-and-rail fence only Trott could have dreamed of and that now greets visitors to the winery.

Woodhenge is essentially in the mould of the fences early settlers would erect, but on a cyclopean scale, with posts more than two metres in diameter, some weighing over three tonnes. Less fence, more elemental sculpture, Woodhenge is a monument to "big" ideas.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Decanter Wine Awards 2011

Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2011

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Wirra Wirra is situated 37 km south of Adelaide in South Australia's famous McLaren Vale wine region. It is an historic site, which was originally built in 1894 and which by 1903 was producing a substantial quantity of wine that was primarily exported to the rest of the British Empire.

Wirra Wirra is an aboriginal name meaning "amongst the gumtrees". It was established by Robert Strangways Wigley, a former state cricketer and well known eccentric. Following his death in 1924 the vineyards were sold by his family and the cellars fell into disuse. It remained that way until 1969 when the site was bought from Vern Sparrow, son of Wigley's foreman Jack Sparrow, by cousins Greg and Roger Trott.

Assisted by Roger and armed with a few old photos and sketches, Greg re-built the derelict Wirra Wirra winery from two remaining walls and some slate fermenting tanks, transforming it into the handsome winery it is today. Trott did this all in his own inimitable style - always passionate, always iconoclastic, always fun and always unique. Trott lived by a simple philosophy; "Never give misery an even break, nor bad wine a second sip. You must be serious about quality, dedicated to your task in life, especially winemaking, but this should all be fun."

After a long illness, Trott passed away in 2005, but his spirit and sense of purpose is alive and well at Wirra Wirra. The winery has built a reputation for its classic McLaren Vale reds and elegant Adelaide Hills whites and has been described by James Halliday as “the best small to medium producer in McLaren vale and up there among the nation’s finest.”

Visitors to the historic ironstone cellars at Wirra Wirra will get a touch of Greg Trott's philosophy which is built around the celebration of life: great food, stimulating conversation, marvellous music, and of course a fine bottle of wine. From the massive post and rail fence, known as “Woodhenge” to the giant Angelus bell that sits atop the winery, Wirra Wirra has discoveries that have helped make it a must-visit destination in the McLaren Vale wine region.

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