When the late Greg Trott christened a flat, barren landscape at the front of our winery ‘Scrubby Rise’, he started a theme that things aren’t always as they seem at Wirra Wirra. In keeping with Trott’s laid back Aussie humour, today the vineyard is overlooked by a viewing platform known as ‘The Jetty’, while a well dressed gent in a red boat rows between the vines. The message is not to take life too seriously.
Individual vineyard parcels were crushed and destemmed to stainless static red fermenters. Pumpovers were tailored daily, dependent upon levels of colour, flavour and tannin extraction. Once the desired levels were achieved the ferment was pressed off skins. Select parcels underwent maturation in seasoned French & American oak before blending.
Deep plum with a bright crimson edge. Bouquet is bright, ripe raspberry and sweet mulberry fruits, laced with fragrant cabernet leaf and dried herbs. Palate of juicy red berries, ripe blue and black fruits as well as blood plum richness. The generous fleshy fruits are supported by supple tannins and provide a wine with great flavour, freshness and balance.
Lamb shoulder with Mediterranean spices, roast zucchini, squash and capsicum.