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"Magnificently fruited & fragrant" Wine orbit

"Displaying excellent fruit intensity and purity, brilliantly supported by silky texture and fine tannins" Wine Orbit

Spiced Porchetta with fennel, rosemary, sage and an Italian green salad

Wirra Wirra Catapult McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

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Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 92/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars
Wirra Wirra Catapult McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

Wirra Wirra Catapult McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

Member rating / 1
Classic McLaren Vale shiraz with a touch of viognier – just for something different.
$18.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $22.99 $19.99

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards, Aug 2018

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2018

Awarded 93/100 Points

Toni Paterson, Master of Wine, Real Review, Aug 2019

Awarded 92/100 Points

Nick Stock, Jamessuckling.com, Aug 2018

Description

"Magnificently fruited and fragrant, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry, violet, mint and hazelnut characters with a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is wonderfully ripe, displaying excellent fruit intensity and purity, brilliantly supported by silky texture and fine tannins. At its best: now to 2023" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2018

"Fragrant red fruit with a little Turkish Delight plus a hint of pepper. Impressive fruit concentration through the length of the palate. A richly-flavoured, approachable wine that is simply outstanding for the price" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Aug 2019

"Bright raspberries and red plums with some darker blackberries, leading to a fleshy, plump and pleasure-filled palate. Attractive freshness. Screw cap. Drink now" Nick Stock, Jamessuckling.com, Aug 2018

Bright and clear crimson with a fuchsia rim. The bouquet shows a strong core of primary fruit shows 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. The silky texture and juicy mid-palate sweetness of mixed berries, plums and spice is supple and immediately approachable. Fruit sweetness is balanced with tart cherry flavour and bright acidity, building to an appealing finish with rounded, grainy tannins.

The late Greg Trott saw many of his unusual dreams realised at Wirra Wirra. Yet one vision eluded him - to build a medieval siege machine, or trebuchet. Why? To use as a catapult to bomb neighbouring wineries with bottles of wine of course. This wine is part of a range, the RGT collection which remembers
the pioneering spirit of Richard Gregory Trott. Classic McLaren Vale shiraz with a touch of viognier – just for something different. Just like Trotty.

Shiraz for the 2017 Catapult was harvested over four weeks in April, with a parcel of viognier matched to one of the earlier picks for co-fermentation. Fermented separately, each vineyard parcel was tasted twice daily by the winemakers to monitor extraction. Once the desired levels of colour, flavour and texture for the Catapult style were achieved, ferments were each pressed to tank and later filled to old, French oak. Spending only five to nine months in oak and maintaining the bright, fresh and fruit-driven style, this wine shows silky, textural tannins, vibrant aromatics and juicy plump fruit that is utterly drinkable McLaren Vale Shiraz. Drink upon release and up to 10 years

Food Pairing: Spiced Porchetta with fennel, rosemary, sage and an Italian green salad

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Screw Cap

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Alcohol

14.5%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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4 Stars

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Strong, robust and perfectly balanced.

Ross - 16/08/2019


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