Every good winery needs a catapult. Or, more correctly a trebuchet. How else could you get wine over to the McLaren Vale neighbours of Wirra Wirra? So thought Greg Trott, in the hope that the neighbouring wineries would reciprocate.
But Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz is one you probably wouldn’t wish to through at your neighbours. While almost all Shiraz, it does have a splash (1%) of Viognier to add a bit of floral attractiveness to the mix of ripe red and dark fruit, roasted meats and green peppercorns.
On the palate its medium to full bodied, with nice acidity keeping it all together. More dark fruit, ripe plums and pleasant Asian spice. Good intensity of flavour, keeps you coming back for another glass. Tannins are grippy, and probably be balanced out with some red-meat protein. Try BBQ dukkah crusted kangaroo fillet as a food match.
Region: McLaren Vale
Sample: Provided by producer