Wine Wirra Wirra, "The 12th Man", Adelaide Hills, Chardonnay, 2011
Wine of pale straw color with bright green hues.
Taste wine has excellent texture, appetizing bright acidity, notes of fresh lime and grapefruit, in harmony with spices and sweet French oak, hints of lemon curd and stone fruits.
Complex aroma of the wine combines the shades of nutmeg, almond, sweet fruit - white peach, nectarine, and sliced lemon. Subtle nuances of French oak and cedar cookie bouquet added complexity.
The wine goes well with fish paella, asparagus, seafood and crusty bread, cutlets of veal sauce with capers and herbs.
Greg Trott considered a game of cricket one of the noble competition and training. In his youth, he even made his parents on the farm golf and trained on it. Young Trott that carry on the field in uniform cap player tray with drinks, was itself not the seller, and the 12th player - in cricket is the player who replaces an injured team member. Cricket was his true passion. Today, in memory of this Chardonnay from selected using only natural natural yeast created great wine "The 12th Man", matured in the finest French barrels. At the winery, there is another "reminder" about the fascination Trotta cricket - at the entrance to the cellars of the winery welcomes guests a huge sculpture of the ball for this game.
Wine "The 12th Man" Chardonnay was couched in French oak barrels, of which 35% - the new, and the rest - one- and three-year. Wine storage capacity is 7 years.
The company was founded Wirra Wirra Strengveyzom Robert Wigley in 1894. At age 30, his parents, whom he gives a lot of anxiety eccentricities sent him away in the Australian outback, where the vigorous energy of Robert found, at last, a useful application. It was in 1894, he broke the vineyards in McLaren Vale, ambush them excellent vines, built a winery and in 1987 made his first wine. At first winery Wirra Wirra flourished, producing high-quality wines, which were exported to England until 1925. However, after the death of Robert Wigley winery in 1924 and declined only in 1969 under the watchful guidance of Greg Trott and his cousin Roger, the winery has been restored. From this point on the company's business went up the hill again, and eventually elegant and complex wines Verra Verra become available worldwide.
Today, the company owns 100 hectares of vineyards, not only in McLaren Vale, but in the Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Adelaide Hills, making its wines a variety of styles. Mediterranean climate and diversity of soil region provides the unique ability to produce a rich, complex and long-lived wines from classic grape varieties, the most famous of which is Shiraz. It is worth noting that in 2005 the winery Verra Verra was converted using the most modern technologies, so quality of the wines has reached a new, higher level.