Wirra Wirra `Mrs Wigley` Grenache Rosé 2010 (12x750mL) SA.

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Overview

Lovely juicy palate displaying fresh raspberries, cranberries and strawberries crushed together to form an intensely flavoured wine with a fresh and drying finish that ultimately provides a subtle, savoury complexity.

Like its namesake, Mrs Wigley (the Grenache based wine) is at its playful best when young and is the ideal companion for a lazy afternoon in the sun. Serve chilled.

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

Expert Reviews

Bright pink; a fragrant bouquet of raspberry and cherry leads into a pure, effortless palate, red fruits - not residual sugar - the driver; crisp, cleansing acidity to conclude.Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australain Wine Companion (AUG/2010)

...this wine is aromatic, sweet and very drinkable with bright strawberry and raspberry flavours, zesty acidity and clean finish. Drink with Thai dishes.Kerry Skinner, Illawrra Mercury (SEP/2010)

Bright pinks with a blue tinge in the rim of the wine, fresh with bitey strawberry notes and some herbal aromas to go on with as well, adding a little extra to this rose’s food compatibility. It’s a genuine summer tapas treat.Tony Love, The Adelaide Advertiser (NOV/2010)

A fresh, fruit style that is clean and pure in character. A fresh and enjoyable commercial style of rosè.National Liquor News(SEP/2010)

Another beauty. It’s 100 percent Grenache and displays some really nice raspberry and floral overtones, with even a little meatiness. It’s fresh and finishes quite dry, making it an excellent food or quaffing wine. You just want to drink it.Weekend Australian (DEC/2010)

“... is slightly sweet but vibrant and well balanced.”Lester Jesberg Winewise (NOV/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Vibrant raspberry.

Aroma

Fresh juicy raspberries and strawberries fill the nose with a subtle creamy note.

Palate

Lovely juicy palate displaying fresh raspberries, cranberries and strawberries crushed together to form an intensely flavoured wine with a fresh and drying finish that ultimately provides a subtle, savoury complexity.

Food Matching

Enjoy when young and fresh. Thai green curry served on jasmine rice with lime wedges and coriander.

Wine Background

Mrs. Wigley (1977-1991) was not the wife of Wirra Wirra founder Bob Wigley, but a particular pussycat that was born at the neighbouring Petrucci residence. Within days her mum had dragged the litter to settle in our open fermenters, and from then on Mrs. Wigley became a permanent feature of the cellars. Raised exclusively on Myponga Cheddar from the cheese board in cellar door, she was black in colour and sported a trimmed tail courtesy of an accident with some Galv and some emergency surgery from Joe Petrucci's pruning snips.

Like its namesake, Mrs Wigley (the Grenache based wine) is at its playful best when young and is the ideal companion for a lazy afternoon in the sun. Serve chilled.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Rosé
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

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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