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2016 Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Grenache Rose

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Come summer, can you honestly imagine drinking big reds in the heat? Nope, that’s where Rosé comes into play with its chilled and pink coloured allure. One of the best and most consistent Rosés around is the Mrs Wigley made by the talented crew at Wirra Wirra. Mrs Wigley was actually named after a winery cat that used to hang out in the open fermenters. This is picnic heaven, a Grenache based wine showing intense raspberry and a strawberries and cream complexity. Juicy watermelon and cranberry flavours before subtle tannins and a mouthwatering finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: A bright raspberry red with a youthful crimson edge

Bouquet: An array of fresh red berries from bright raspberry through to sweet, ripe strawberry, there is also subtle perfume, spice and green tea

Palate: Palate is bright, sweet and juicy up front. Jammed full of tangy fruit acidity, soaked in juicy berries with hints of orange peel, peppermint and sweet spice, tailing to a crisp, refreshing finish. Drink whilst young and fresh over the next 2 years

Food match: Chicken larb salad with Thai spices, herbs and chilli

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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2016 Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Grenache Rose

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Vivid crimson-purple; manages to bring intensity and depth to its array of red fruit flavours, but with no hint of sweetness or inappropriate extract; the dry finish lingers long in the mouth, bringing back the red fruits of the mid-palate; food style.
James Halliday's Top 100 wines of 2012
Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
It says rosé on the tin, but consider this wine part way between light rosé and McLaren Vale grenache, with a medium crimson pink hue and a palate of softly structured tannins and well-toned body. It’s got all the ripe and flamboyant strawberries and raspberries you’d hope for, finishing refreshingly off-dry, with crunchy acidity, complexing notes of herbs, and impressive length. A well-crafted light-bodied red with versatile food-pairing dexterity.
Wine Taste Edition 113
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
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.
The Good Wine Guide
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
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