Hiding Champion Greg Trott, founder of Wirra Wirra, was a ‘wanderer’. A simple run to the local shops might evolve into an interstate luncheon, phone seemingly absent from the journey. He would return a day or so later, bemused by the fuss. Although one ‘unplanned’ visit to the UK was a stretch, even by his standards. Over time we accepted that Trotty was in training to become the Olympic hiding champion and it became part of the life at Wirra Wirra.
Vintage 2018 Region Adelaide Hills Grape Variety Sauvignon Blanc (100%) Colour Very pale with pristine clarity and flashes of green. Bouquet Passionfruit, gooseberry and freshly squeezed citrus dominate, followed by more subtle grassy, leafy notes and a touch of kaffir lime. Palate Wonderfully fresh and showing precise varietal fruits: tangy passionfruit, grapefruit and lemongrass. Long and punchy with great purity, line and a mouth-watering, lime-juice acidity. Drink Drink while young and fresh. Food Match Goolwa Pipis cooked with parsley, chilli and white wine. Vineyards Sourced from Jeff Gower’s Lenswood Vineyards, the sauvignon blanc plantings on gravelly clay loam over red clay subsoil date back to 1999. Vinification Handpicked grapes were destemmed, crushed and cooled to five degrees Celsius while being transferred to the airbag press. The juice was then pressed into stainless steel tank, keeping the free run and pressings separate. Juice was cold settled for a week at around two degrees and then racked from gross juice lees. The free-run juice parcel was warmed and inoculated with yeast to begin fermentation. Fermentation temperature was kept low to maintain delicate aromatics. Once fermentation was dry the wine was then chilled and stabilised prior to filtration and bottling. Technical Details pH 3.08 T.A. 7g/L RS 0.7g/L (dry) ALC 12.5% Winemakers Paul Smith, Tom Ravech and Kelly Wellington