La Violetta 3 Pack
Great Southern, Western Australia

$105.00

Fruit
Earth
Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

Included in this Pack:

1 bottle 2017 La Violetta Tempter Tempranillo
1 bottle 2019 La Violetta Penury Pinot Noir
1 bottle 2017 La Violetta Up! Shiraz

2017 La Violetta Tempter Tempranillo: Made from free standing bush vine Tempranillo in the Frankland River district of the Great Southern in Western Australia. This is a fuller style of wine, without being over the top. Great concentration of fruit – blackberry and dark cherry. This mixed with tobacco, aniseed and smoke. The palate is flavoursome and balanced. Great length of flavour. Very impressive wine.

2019 La Violetta Penury Pinot Noir: Sourced from arguably WA’s best Pinot site, set among the woodlands south of Manjimup. Gravelly loams and a continental climate set the scene, but the clincher is meticulous work in the vineyard throughout the year. Bright red fruits with layers of spice and savoury complexity. The palate is buoyant and fine. One of the great WA Pinot Noirs.

2017 La Violetta Up! Shiraz: Up – a suffix found in many place names in Western Australia’s south-west, up means “place of” in the indigenous Noongar dialect. The fruit is predominantly from ironstone and granite soils and it makes for wonderful drinking. Medium to full bodied without being overdone there a lovely dark fruit with layers of smoked meat and spice. The palate is supple and juicy with a nice pinch of tannin holding everything in place.

Producer Profile

La Violetta

Andrew "AJ" Hoadley is Western Australia's iconoclast winemaker, although he'd probably say that's putting it a bit strongly...regardless, his fledgling winery (first release - 2008 La Ciornia, in 2010) has re-imagined traditional styles in Australia's largest state. That one of Andrew's wines is named Das Sakrileg ("The Sacrilege") should speak loudly enough.

The La Violetta wines offer power and precision, and drinkability in spades. Grapes are sourced from established vineyards from around the Great Southern region, and AJ plays a big part in overseeing the management of the vines, ensuring vine health and optimum ripeness.

All the wines are fermented spontaneously, and whilst none are filtered, some undergo a light fining. They are wines of presence and impact, but also of finesse and verve.

Description

Review

Included in this Pack:

1 bottle 2017 La Violetta Tempter Tempranillo
1 bottle 2019 La Violetta Penury Pinot Noir
1 bottle 2017 La Violetta Up! Shiraz

2017 La Violetta Tempter Tempranillo: Made from free standing bush vine Tempranillo in the Frankland River district of the Great Southern in Western Australia. This is a fuller style of wine, without being over the top. Great concentration of fruit – blackberry and dark cherry. This mixed with tobacco, aniseed and smoke. The palate is flavoursome and balanced. Great length of flavour. Very impressive wine.

2019 La Violetta Penury Pinot Noir: Sourced from arguably WA’s best Pinot site, set among the woodlands south of Manjimup. Gravelly loams and a continental climate set the scene, but the clincher is meticulous work in the vineyard throughout the year. Bright red fruits with layers of spice and savoury complexity. The palate is buoyant and fine. One of the great WA Pinot Noirs.

2017 La Violetta Up! Shiraz: Up – a suffix found in many place names in Western Australia’s south-west, up means “place of” in the indigenous Noongar dialect. The fruit is predominantly from ironstone and granite soils and it makes for wonderful drinking. Medium to full bodied without being overdone there a lovely dark fruit with layers of smoked meat and spice. The palate is supple and juicy with a nice pinch of tannin holding everything in place.