Perpetuating the memories of the Scrubby Rise, Wirra Wirra produces a series of three wines under this name: (1) Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier, (2) Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, (3) Unoaked Chardonnay; I tasted the last one (Scrubby Rise 2014).
“When the Wirra Wirra tribe built a viewing platform to take in the majestic outlook over our Scrubby Rise vineyard, it was soon christened The Jetty. The fact this structure overlooks sedentary vines and not a raging sea, seemed somehow appropriate given Greg Trott’s decision all those years ago to name a flat, barren landscape Scrubby Rise.”*
Scrubby Rise 2014 Unoaked Chardonnay is a greeny straw coloured wine with beautiful fruity aromas.The bouquet consists of peach, melon, pineapple, banana and lemon with a hint of herbs. Floral note brings a subtle sweetness, but the lemon freshness is the main aroma.
In the mouth the wine is dry, harmonious, light and easy to drink, which certainly will pleased many people. A nice creamy texture, good balance and firm apple acidity.
Lots of zesty fruits: lime, pineapple and a hint of green apple. Medium, crispy finish with pineapple flavours.
It is a simple, drinkable wine for everyday drinking.
Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise 2014 Unoaked Chardonnay – wine review:
Wine – Scrubby Rise Unoaked Chardonnay
Country – Australia
Region – South Australia
Appellation – Adelaide Hills
Vintage – 2014
Grape varieties – Chardonnay 100%
Producer – Wirra Wirra / R.G.&R.T. Trott Pty Ltd (read more)
Winemaker – Paul Carpenter, Paul Smith
Vineyards – in Adelaide Hills
Style and type – still; white, dry
Alcohol – 12,5%
Barrel ageing – no
Serving temperature – 10-12°C
Cellaring – no
Price range – 15$
Others – stirred on lees for 2 months; front label painting by Andrew Baines
Tasting date – March 2015; McLaren Vale, Australia
* Source of the quote: www.wirrawirra.com