Wirra Wirra `Scrubby Rise` White Blend 2010 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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Is it any wonder this wine has slipped into the vernacular as "Scrubby White"? While the name may twist tongues, this unusual mix offers a rich array of fruit flavours to inspire the most jaded palate. Crisp and fresh, less than 10% of the blend spent time in new French barriques. It completes the puzzle and gives you something to ponder while you wrestle with Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Viognier.

SA - Other South Australian
South Australia

Expert Reviews

...Aromas of melon, unripe passionfruit and nettles sit atop lime citrus, cut grass and some wonderful fresh apricot. The influence of a very small amount of French oak is welcome, providing an enjoyable softer note to an otherwise sprightly palate. It all ends with lingering tart fruits, a sprinkle of spice.... Jeremy Pringle, Wine Will Eat Itself (DEC/2010)

...It makes lovely drinking with its flavours in the citrus, melon and stonefruit spectrum, brilliant acidity and clean finish.Kerry Skinner,Illawarra Mercury, (FEB/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

Sauvignon Blanc (55%), Semillon (30%), Viognier (15%).


Pale straw with green tinges.


Lifted fresh leaf notes, complemented by tropical hints, melon and lime juice.


Bright and lively, the palate launches with lemon zest, peach and apricots with hints of passionfruit and tropical fruit notes lingering soft mouthwatering acid leads to a long and textural finish.

Food Matching

Fresh asparagus and field pea risotto, with freshly grated gruyere.

Winemaking Note

Picked whilst still displaying fresh leafy & grassy notes for the Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon . The Viognier was allowed to fully ripen to develop rich flavours of nectarine & apricot. Grapes were destemmed,crushed & chilled to 5 degrees to the airbag press. The wine was then pressed keeping the free run and pressing juice seperate in stainless steel fermenters. Juice is cold settled below 5 degrees for a week and is then racked from gross lees, the juice is warmed to 17 degrees and innoculated with yeast which begins the fermentation process. Once ferment is completely dry the wine is then chilled. A portion of the Viognier & Sauvignon Blanc was run to oak mid way thru fermentation into French oak barriques to aid in palate texture and to enhance complexity.

SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Other White Blends
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Wirra Wirra is situated 37 km south of Adelaide in South Australia's famous McLaren Vale wine region. It is an historic site, which was originally built in 1894 and which by 1903 was producing a substantial quantity of wine that was primarily exported to the rest of the British Empire.

Wirra Wirra is an aboriginal name meaning "amongst the gumtrees". It was established by Robert Strangways Wigley, a former state cricketer and well known eccentric. Following his death in 1924 the vineyards were sold by his family and the cellars fell into disuse. It remained that way until 1969 when the site was bought from Vern Sparrow, son of Wigley's foreman Jack Sparrow, by cousins Greg and Roger Trott.

Assisted by Roger and armed with a few old photos and sketches, Greg re-built the derelict Wirra Wirra winery from two remaining walls and some slate fermenting tanks, transforming it into the handsome winery it is today. Trott did this all in his own inimitable style - always passionate, always iconoclastic, always fun and always unique. Trott lived by a simple philosophy; "Never give misery an even break, nor bad wine a second sip. You must be serious about quality, dedicated to your task in life, especially winemaking, but this should all be fun."

After a long illness, Trott passed away in 2005, but his spirit and sense of purpose is alive and well at Wirra Wirra. The winery has built a reputation for its classic McLaren Vale reds and elegant Adelaide Hills whites and has been described by James Halliday as “the best small to medium producer in McLaren vale and up there among the nation’s finest.”

Visitors to the historic ironstone cellars at Wirra Wirra will get a touch of Greg Trott's philosophy which is built around the celebration of life: great food, stimulating conversation, marvellous music, and of course a fine bottle of wine. From the massive post and rail fence, known as “Woodhenge” to the giant Angelus bell that sits atop the winery, Wirra Wirra has discoveries that have helped make it a must-visit destination in the McLaren Vale wine region.

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