Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia
Wirra Wirra patriarch Greg Trott venerated cricket as the most noble of pursuits. He even built his very own concrete pitch at the family farm to emulate his heroes. Trotty aspired to wearing the famous baggy green cap of the national team, even if only to carry the drinks as twelfth man. It's a certainty that if the drinks tray offered Wirra Wirra, Trott would have been warmly welcomed as an essential member of the team. A sensation in Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, richly barrel fermented, a match to the freshest seafood or seared white meat recipes.
Wirra Wirra treat the selection of their fruit with the greatest of zeal, sourcing a parcel of the most exquisite Chardonnay from a precious site at Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills. Grapes are all hand picked and whole bunch pressed, the free run juices are filled to French oak for an exclusively wild, indigenous yeast fermentation. All barrels are tasted weekly while treated to a course of lees stirring battonage to infuse complexity and encourage malolactic. Barrels are sulphured on lees at various stages throughout a term of maturation in a high proportion of new Seguin Moreau and Mercurey Burgundy coopered oak barrels, to capture and preserve excellence of Adelaide Hills fruit character. Alcohol 13.0%
Vibrant gold with green hue. Bouquet offers up lifted white peach and nectarine fruits, lemon rind and flint. The fruit is complexed by lemon curd, aromatic cedar and cashew notes. The palate reveals a lovely intensity of nectarine and citrus fruit characters, lemon curd and cedar. A complex balance between the fresh stone fruits, bright acid and wonderful creamy texture.