Wirra Wirra Catapult 'Elevated V'yard' Shiraz 2017
Wirra Wirra is an aboriginal name meaning “amongst the gum trees”. Established in McLaren Vale in 1894 by well-known South Australian eccentric Robert Strangways Wigley, it was one of the first South Australian wineries to export across the globe in the early 1900s. Every day the Wirra Wirra tribe passes a large slate installation as they enter the winery. Inscribed is Greg Trott’s philosophy on life, which is the mantra that we aspire to as we go about our daily tasks. “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”.
The Catapult 2017 is bright and clear crimson with a fuchsia rim — a strong core of primary fruit showing bright raspberry and sour cherry alongside sweet blueberry and mulberry. Fresh fruits are countered with dried botanicals - fennel seed and thyme, black pepper, sweet cinnamon, and musky white florals.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Beef Serving Temp 12 - 17 degrees Standard Drinks 8.3 Alcohol Volume % 14 Variety Shiraz Region McLaren Vale Vintage 2017 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Wirra Wirra
- Wirra Wirra Vineyards has developed a reputation for intense, beautifully crafted red wines and excellent expressive whites
- Ideally enjoyed alongside spiced porchetta with fennel, rosemary, sage and an Italian green salad
- James Halliday has described Wirra Wirra as ...the best small to medium-sized winery in McLaren Vale and right up there on a national scale.