Wirra Wirra Hiding Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Wirra Wirra vineyards established itself as one of Australia’s most recognisable and leading wineries under the watchful eye of the late Greg Trott. Trott, who sadly passed away in 2005, and his cousin Roger rebuilt the winery in 1969 from the remnants of two walls and some slate fermenting tanks. Today Wirra Wirra Vineyards has developed a reputation for intense, beautifully crafted red wines and expressive fine whites. James Halliday has described Wirra Wirra as "...the best small to medium sized winery in McLaren Vale and right up there on a national scale".
Pristine pale straw with green hints. Ripe lime and passionfruit are balanced with pithy lemon, grapefruit and light herbals. Sweet grapefruit, passionfruit and kiwifruit, the mid palate is juicy and refreshing while maintaining a fresh and focussed line from start to finish.
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.
Trophy - Best Sauvignon Blanc - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2015
96 Points & Gold Medal - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2015
95 Points - James Halliday
93 Points - Nick Stock; James Suckling
92 Points - Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
Yes. Really good. An excellent buying/drinking option. Steel, lemongrass, snow peas, green apple. It’s a darting style, racy, but it has the fruit intensity to back it up. It’s right in the mould of Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc but it has some character too. Wirra’s onto a winner here. Alcohol : 12.5%; Price : $24; Closure : Screwcap; Rated : 92 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
A full array of Adelaide Hills sauvignon characters here, from grassy notes, to herbs, lychee, lime and nectarine, it really sings. The palate flows and builds without faltering, carries plenty of flavor in the tropical fruit and nectarine spectrum; really impressive concentration from a great vintage. Drink now. Rating: 93 Points; Nick Stock; James Suckling
Pale quartz-green; the fragrant bouquet and vivacious palate range through snow pea, lemon peel, passionfruit, and kiwi fruit all bouncing around on a trampoline of bright acidity. Difficult to ask for more. Rating: 95 Points; Price: $24; Date Tasted: Jan 2016; Alcohol: 12.5%; James Halliday Wine Companion
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