Wirra Wirra Catapult 2018
- Australia, 750ml
Lively and vibrant, plenty of dark berry fruits on the nose, particularly blueberries and boysenberries. The palate shows plenty of spice; cinnamon sticks and star anise, with some vanilla bean generosity and richness. The tannins are mouthcoating and lengthy with a fragrant finish.
- Winery: Wirra Wirra
- Varietal: Shiraz
- Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
- Vintage: 2018
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
Food match: Lamb roast, beef, game meat, pork & pepperoni; tuna & salmon; pizza; BBQ & heavy red sauces; bleu-veined cheeses
The late Gregg Trott saw many of his unusual dreams realised at Wirra Wirra. Yet one vision elluded 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!
The ironstone cellars of Wirra Wirra house a history rich in mischief, adventure and dedication to creating great wines. The winery was built in 1894 by an eccentric former state cricketer, who absconded to McLaren Vale after embarrassing his family one too many times.
It was re-built in the late 1960's by a visionary who dreamt of returning Wirra Wirra to its former glory. Greg Trott did more than that, he created a legacy of being dedicated to your craft while being equally serious about having fun and enjoying life.
"Perched atop our winery in a modest belltower sits a 3/4 tonne bell that we ring either on occasion or randomly; we like to hurl watermelons from a giant medieval siege machine erected on our lawns and securing our grounds is a boundary fence known as ‘Woodhenge’ made from massive threaded redgum trunks.
We celebrate our successes with gusto (wine in hand) and if we have no success to celebrate we always find another reason.
We’re serious about the wine we make, the wines we drink and the biodynamic vines we grow, but we believe that everything else should be fun…
We are the Wirra Wirra Tribe."
- Gold - 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
- 94/100 Points - Ray Jordan - Top 100 Reds
- 93/100 Points - Nick Stock, Jamessuckling.com
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