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.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
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
Brilliant crimson and raspberry red.
Lifted perfumed nose of freshly picked red fruits of raspberries, blackberries and strawberry cream. Background notes of musk, leaf and wet stone.
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.
Seafood paella with saffron and preserved lemons.
Drink young and fresh up to two years. Seafood paella with saffron and preserved lemons.
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