Wirra Wirra RSW Shiraz 750 mL

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Wirra Wirra RSW Shiraz 750 mL
  • country-labelAustralia
  • region-labelMcLaren Vale
  • winestyle-labelRed
  • grape-labelShiraz

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About This Wine


    This Shiraz pairs exceptionally well with slow braised beef short ribs and garlic potato gratin.

    Named after Robert Strangways Wigley, a noted South Australian eccentric and state cricketer who established Wirra Wirra back in 1894. The estate take pride in producing a flagship shiraz in each vintage that befits McLaren Vale’s reputation as a first class producer of this varietal and home to some of the oldest shiraz vines in the world

    The fruit parcels were picked in small batches reflecting the different vineyard characters and fermented separately in open fermenters. Cold soaking was used on a number of the vineyard parcels for a three day period to extract maximum colour without the presence of alcohol. Tasted twice daily once fermentation commenced, to determine the level of hand plunging and maceration required. At the required level of tannin and fruit extraction the ferment was basket pressed making the ‘press cut’ at the first sign of tannin hardness. After pressing, the wine was transferred directly to oak before completing malolactic fermentation. Following MLF, and every four months thereafter, the wines are racked and returned. At the end of this program, the wines are barrel selected, blended and minimally filtered prior to going into bottle.

    Each vineyard block was individually assessed for barrel selection and matured separately for 19 months in 100% French (predominantly Burgundian) oak prior to blending. New oak consisted of 30% of the blend. The balance was a combination of two to three year old oak


    95 POINTS! James Suckling, 2014 Vintage

    "Lots of black licorice, blackberry and blueberry aromas. Violet undertones. Medium to full body with very linear character that is fine and racy. Firm and linear tannins. Cool fruit tannins here. A beauty. Tight and racy. Drink or hold" Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com

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