Smooth, silky and savory, the Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz.
A co-fermented blend of 98% Shiraz and 2% Viognier from 25 year-old vines in McLaren Vale, South Australia. The wine spends 5 to 9 months in old French oak and has about 4 g/L of residual sugar.
Sample submitted for review. The Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz has an SRP of $22 and is available for as low as $17. It is imported by Negociants USA, Inc.
Greg Trott saw many dreams realised at Wirra Wirra. Yet one eluded him - building a medieval siege machine, or "trebuchet" to use as a catapult; bombing neighboring wineries with bottles of fine wine. Since his passing we have honoured the dream, crafting a trebuchet and a wine that symbolize his pioneering spirit. A shiraz that is classic McLaren Vale, yet bright and brimful of possibilities. Just like Trott.
The 2017 Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz opens with a very pleasing aroma of black cherry, mint, licorice, leather, and a just a hint of a barnyard note that dissipates with some time in the glass. Tasting reveals plum, assorted berries, black cherry and a bit of cranberry fruit along with light herbal notes, some oaky spice and a bit of earthiness. The whole thing is wrapped up in a smooth, silky mouthfeel. It does need some time to open up but it keeps getting better the more air it has. It ends with a dry, quite long and savory finish.
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