Wirra Wirra 12th Man Chardonnay 75cl

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The ironstone cellars of Wirra Wirra house a history rich in mischief, adventure and dedication to creating great wines. The winery was built in 1894 by an eccentric former state cricketer, who absconded to McLaren Vale after embarrassing his family one too many times. It was re-built in the late 1960's by Greg Trott who dreamt of returning Wirra Wirra to its former glory.

Greg Trott saw the game of cricket as the most noble of pursuits. As a youth, he even built his own concrete pitch at the family farm to emulate his heroes. Trott envisaged wearing the famous baggy green cap of the Australian team - if only to carry the drinks as 12th man. And if the drinks tray sported our Adelaide Hills chardonnay, Trott would have been warmly welcomed at any cricket fixture.

The 12th Man is 100% Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, with a bouquet of white stone fruit, citrus and flint. The palate is soft and smooth with creaminess from lees ageing in oak barrels. Perfect with a seafood linguini, or just a summers day watching the cricket!
Country of Origin
Australia

Allergen Information
Contains Milk, Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
Allergy Information
Contains Sulphites Milk
Dietary Information
Suitable for Vegetarians
ABV (%)
13.5
Units
9.8
Grape Variety
Chardonnay
Tasting Notes
White peach and nectarine hit the nose with a hint of buttery brioche. The palate is soft and weighty with the creaminess of barrel ageing on fine lees. Threads of citrus and crisp acidity weave through the palate resulting in a perfectly balanced wine.
History
In 1894 Robert Strangways Wigley, a former state cricketer and loveable eccentric purchased 240 acres of land and established Wirra Wirra. After his death the beautiful ironstone cellars of were left to ruin. In 1969 another visionary, Greg Trott, saw two crumbling walls and had a dream to resurrect the winery to its former glory. He viewed the game of cricket as the most noble of pursuits and envisioned wearing the famous baggy green cap of the Australian team - if only to carry the drinks as 12th man.
Regional Information
Adelaide Hills is an elongated region that follows the Mount Lofty Ranges and connects McLaren vale to the South and the Barossa Valley to the North. The altitude of the vineyards is key to the region's grape growing. A relatively cool climate for Australia, wines from Adelaide Hills are characterised by their clean and fresh varietal flavours.
Current Vintage
2019
Vinification Details
Grapes were handpicked and whole pressed into French oak barrels for wild fermentation. Barrels were tasted weekly with the introduction of lees stirring to add complexity whilst maintaining the brightness of the fruit. The wine was then 100% oak matured, 30% new, in Burgundian coopered oak.
Producer
Wirra Wirra
Agent
Gonzalez Byass UK
Winemaker
Paul Smith
Please drink responsibly
Know your limits
The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week

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14 February 2023 by 
CHARDONNAY?

REVIEWERS SAID THEY DON'T NORMALLY LIKE CHARDONNAY BUT THEY LOVED THIS WINE. I THOUGHT IT MUST BE AMAZING CHARDONNAY THEN SO I TOOK A CHANCE ON IT BASED ON THOSE REVIEWS. THE REAL REASON WAS, IT'S NOTHING LIKE A PROPER FRENCH CHARDONNAY NOTHING AT ALL!

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28 November 2022 by 
unexpectedly lovely

I was given this wine to try by Ocado. To be honest, I thought oh no I dont like Chardonnay. But I chilled and opened and discovered that this isnt your typical Chardonnay. It was really delicious and I would 100% buy again. Much lighter/less dense than a good French Chardonnay with lovely flavour. I drank it with 2 meals - both good with it - the first a tomato based pasta dish and the second with cheese and a home made rosemary brioche. It worked so well (by accident) with both. If your not too keen on Chardonnay normally, Id definitely give this a go. And if you are, also try and compare to your usual as a nice surprise!!

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27 November 2022 by 
The best!

I'm reviewing this product having been given a free sample by Ocado One of the best Chardonnays I've tried, and usually I'd only pay a top price of £15 per bottle, this is worth the extra!

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20 November 2022 by 
Nice Chardonnay

I’m reviewing this product because I received a free sample from Ocado. This is a perfectly good wine which is smooth to the palate and easy to drink. I’m not a big wine drinker but I’d say this is very nice and would take a glass but I wouldn’t pay so much myself

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18 November 2022 by 
Nice Chardonnay

‘I’m reviewing this product because I got a free sample from Ocado.’ Firstly I'm not a Chardonnay drinker so this isnt for me, however saying that, it was much nicer than I expected, would I buy it again no but if you like Chardonnay I'm sure its a good one, quite expensive though at full price.

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08 November 2022 by 
Classy Chardonnay

I was sent this beautiful wine by Ocado to review. I wouldn't normally buy an Australian Chardonnay but this was very drinkable, I finished the bottle!

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