Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz 2012

Grape Variety: Shiraz

Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz 2012

Grape Variety: Shiraz

Meet the wine

Q. Tell us something we might not know about the wine?
It takes its name from the medieval style trebuchet (giant catapult) housed at Wirra Wirra which we use to hurl watermelons into a neighbouring paddock.

Q. What qualities does the Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz have that are unique to Australia?
There is a certain richness, vibrancy and depth of flavour that typifies classic Australian and McLaren Vale shiraz.

Q. What type of food or dish would you serve it with?
Rare fillet of venison with red wine jus and wild mushroom.

Q. It’ll drink best?
We make the wine to be enjoyed from the moment we release it, but it will reward up to 15 years of patience in the cellar.

Q. How is it best enjoyed?
Over a bbq with a few good mates.

Paul Smith
Wirra Wirra Senior Winemaker

The majority of the Shiraz for the 2012 Catapult took place in mid to late March with a select Viognier parcel also harvested at this time. The white Viognier fruit (1%) was crushed and de-stemmed and cold soaked with the Shiraz fruit for a 2 to 3 day period to extract the maximum colour and flavour without the influence of alcohol. Each ferment was tasted daily by the winemakers to monitor the level of extraction through the fermentation period. Once the desired level of colour, flavour and tannin from the fruit was extracted for the Catapult Shiraz style the fermentation was pressed to French barriques and hogshead barrels.


Rated 93 points - James halliday

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$161.94  per case of 6
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