Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Unwooded Chardonnay 2019 (6 x 750mL) Adelaide, SA

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$12.99 per Bottle
$77.94 per pack

Vinification

Once optimal ripeness was achieved, fruit was machine picked at night then crushed and destemmed to the air bag press. Pressings were separated from the freerun and all juices cold settled for four to seven days, after which the clear juice was racked off settling solids and fermentation initiated. Most of the vinification was completed in stainless steel tank where relatively cold and consistent fermentation took place over 15 days. A small portion was fermented in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak. Once the ferment was completely dry and settled, the wine was blended, stabilised and lightly fined prior to filtration and bottling.

Planted in 1972, the original Scrubby Rise vineyards at Wirra Wirra sit on ancient rocks more than 100,000 years old. The fact that they are totally flat and contain no “scrub” or bush whatsoever was of more interest to the late Greg Trott, who gave them their dubious name. As one might call a redhead “Bluey” or a tall man “Shorty”, Trott drew on traditional Aussie humour to make the point that we shouldn’t take life too seriously. Be dedicated to your task he said, but everything else should be fun. That’s a philosophy we aspire to at Wirra Wirra, as we raise a glass of this classic Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with light green hues.

Bouquet /b>

Fragrant with fresh citrus driven characters including grapefruit, lemon, a squeeze of lime juice and briny notes.

Palate

Bright with white nectarine and lemon zest characters, the palate has a creamy and pithy texture with a fresh finish that invites another.

Drink

Drink now and over the next few years.

Food Match

Versatile, the wine will suit a range of appetisers, cheeses and white meats. Our favourite? Try with beer-battered flathead tails.

Winery Profile

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Wirra Wirra is situated 37 km south of Adelaide in South Australia's famous McLaren Vale wine region. It is an historic site, which was originally built in 1894 and which by 1903 was producing a substantial quantity of wine that was primarily exported to the rest of the British Empire.

Wirra Wirra is an aboriginal name meaning "amongst the gumtrees". It was established by Robert Strangways Wigley, a former state cricketer and well known eccentric. Following his death in 1924 the vineyards were sold by his family and the cellars fell into disuse. It remained that way until 1969 when the site was bought from Vern Sparrow, son of Wigley's foreman Jack Sparrow, by cousins Greg and Roger Trott.

Assisted by Roger and armed with a few old photos and sketches, Greg re-built the derelict Wirra Wirra winery from two remaining walls and some slate fermenting tanks, transforming it into the handsome winery it is today. Trott did this all in his own inimitable style - always passionate, always iconoclastic, always fun and always unique. Trott lived by a simple philosophy; "Never give misery an even break, nor bad wine a second sip. You must be serious about quality, dedicated to your task in life, especially winemaking, but this should all be fun."

After a long illness, Trott passed away in 2005, but his spirit and sense of purpose is alive and well at Wirra Wirra. The winery has built a reputation for its classic McLaren Vale reds and elegant Adelaide Hills whites and has been described by James Halliday as “the best small to medium producer in McLaren vale and up there among the nation’s finest.”

Visitors to the historic ironstone cellars at Wirra Wirra will get a touch of Greg Trott's philosophy which is built around the celebration of life: great food, stimulating conversation, marvellous music, and of course a fine bottle of wine. From the massive post and rail fence, known as “Woodhenge” to the giant Angelus bell that sits atop the winery, Wirra Wirra has discoveries that have helped make it a must-visit destination in the McLaren Vale wine region.

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Other Information

  • 2019 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL Bottles
  • SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 12.5% alc.
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