Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache
From some of the oldest grenache blocks in McLaren Vale, came the opportunity to create a wine whose heritage dates back to our founder Robert Strangways Wigley’s time. Wigley was an eccentric whose lust for life had at times seen him fall foul of the law in his home town. In fact, one episode involving the ‘acquisition’ of the famous Adelaide pie-cart and a joy ride through the city streets was the catalyst for banishment to McLaren Vale. However Wigley did not abscond into the wilderness. He became known for his world class wines - including fortifieds made with the grenache of the day - and helped to build the reputation of McLaren Vale.
Appearance: Brilliant crimson.
Aroma: Heady and exotic, the wine is redolent with raspberry and red licorice as well as rose water and an array of spices: star anise, cinnamon and nutmeg with hints of galangal and black pepper. There is also a whiff of thyme and leather.
Palate: Luscious red fruits give a succulent quality to the texture. The palate is generously fleshy with a line of fine, sandy tannins running its
Can benefit from up to 15 years cellaring.