Wirra Wirra `Mrs Wigley` Rosé 2011 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale.

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Overview

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

The same bright red/purple colour here, the 2011 rose has aromas of nectarine and white peach, with some red berries in the mix too – quite attractive. The palate’s tangy fruity appeal is undeniable: It’s crisp and juicy, with similar peach and red fruits here too; musky strawberry finish. Rating 90 - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2012

Bright puce; an equal mix of savoury, spicy and red fruit components, and a dry finish, provides a rose for a wide range of foods. Rating 89 - James Halliday, Wine Companion 2011

We’re right into the heights of rosé season, with afternoons now warming towards sunset. That’s exactly when this should be the life of the party, with its bright lipstick-pink looks, a waft of raspberry cordials and musk sticks. There are also superbly managed Grenache picked crunchy and fresh with exciting minerality on the palate that drives the wine with energy and interest.Tony Love, The Adelaide Advertiser, Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail, Herald Sun, Taste.com.au (SEP/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Brilliant crimson and raspberry red.

Aroma

Lifted perfumed nose of freshly picked red fruits of raspberries, blackberries and strawberry cream. Background notes of musk, leaf and wet stone.

Palate

Bright juicy flavours of watermelon flesh & cranberry juice dominate the palate. Fresh sweet acidity carries the flavour with just a hint of tannin influence and natural retained sweetness. A balanced & mouth watering rosé suited to a range of cuisines.

Food Matching

Seafood paella with saffron and preserved lemons.

Cellaring Potential

Drink young and fresh up to two years. Seafood paella with saffron and preserved lemons.

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.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2-11

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Rosé
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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