2019 Wirra Wirra Hiding Champion Sauvignon Blanc

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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 2020

Region Adelaide Hills - Lenswood and Piccadilly

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc (100%)

Colour

Pristine, pale straw - perfectly clear with flashes of quartz green.

Bouquet

Distinct and varietal aromatics include passionfruit, guava, fresh kaffir leaf and herbaceous notes.

Palate

Polished and fine, generous fruits lead the palate through to a salivating, crisp green apple finish.

Drink while young and fresh.

Food Match

Seared scallops with white peach and samphire.

Vineyards

Sourced from Jeff Gower’s Lenswood Vineyards and the Blefari Family Carey Gully Vineyard, the sauvignon blanc plantings date back to 1999 (Gower Vineyard) and 2006 (Belfari Vineyard).

Vinification

Handpicked grapes were destemmed, crushed and cooled during transfer to the airbag press. The juice was then pressed into stainless steel tanks, keeping the free run and pressings separate. Juice was cold settled for around five days then racked from gross juice lees. The free-run parcel was warmed and inoculated with yeast to begin fermentation. Fermentation temperatures were kept low to maintain pristine aromatics. Once fermentations were dry the wines were chilled and stabilised prior to blending, filtration and bottling.

Technical Details pH 3.06, T.A. 8.1g/L, RS <1g/L (dry), ALC 13.0%

Winemakers Paul Smith, Tom Ravech, Kelly Wellington and Gonzalo Sanchez

 

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