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2018 Wirra Wirra Hiding Champion Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Wirra Wirra Hiding Champion Sauvignon Blanc

There’s a purity to this wine that sets it apart, although there’s a full range of citrus, green apple, gooseberry and passionfruit at work'
95 Points - James Halliday Top 100 Wines of 2018

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DESCRIPTION
  • 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.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    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.

    TASTING NOTES

    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.

  • REVIEWS

    'There’s a purity to this wine that sets it apart, although there’s a full range of citrus, green apple, gooseberry and passionfruit at work; the finish and aftertaste are both excellent, too. The easy decision was to head to the hills for the grapes, harder to leave well alone.'
    95 Points - James Halliday, Top 100 Wines of 2018

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    Based in McLaren Vale for its well-known red wine portfolio, Wirra Wirra heads to the neighbouring Hills region for three whites, this, a Riesling and a chardonnay, all of which are highly recommended. This is designated a single site make, the vineyard named on the back label, and is the kind of modern sauvignon worth seeking out as it’s more subtle in its nose-punch than Kiwi styles, though still with some tropical notes but with grapefruit, lime and even some musk like florals. The palate is all fruit salad tang and flavour with balanced acidity, encouraging a lingering presence.'
    93 Points - Tony Love

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    It’s clean and lean, like Savvy-b can be, grassy like gooseberry or oxalis. Fresh as a meadow in spring. The form of the wine – its texture – is not your ordinary water-and-acid version like other examples of blonde sauvignon. This one offers more generosity of form without losing its sense of purpose, which is to refresh and cleanse. Then it goes away. Nothing more complex than that'
    Phillip White, InDaily