La Violetta
‘Penury’ Pinot Noir 2019
Great Southern, Western Australia

$40.00

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Style: Red: Bright, spice and layered

Producer: La Violetta

Region: Manjimup, Great Southern, Western Australia

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 12.9%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: 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.

An extended, mild growing season in 2019 preserved all the elegant aromatics associated with this variety; the resulting wine is brimming with character and complexity.

Made in small, open fermenters, with 100% whole bunch carbonic, wild yeasts, traditional pigeage and hand plunging. Bottled without fining or filtration.

Intoxicating pinotic lift, stalky spice, wild strawberries from the undergrowth. An elegant frame with juice, depth and muscularity, all natural tannins from skins and stalks, a lick of bacon fat. Perfumed, irresistible pinot with beautiful length.

Producer Profile

Andrew Hoadley is one of the most creative, passionate, interesting and humorous men working in the Western Australia wine scene. ‘Hoads’ as he’s known to his friends started producing wines under the La Violetta label in 2008 while he was still working for another, larger, winery in the Great Southern. He settled in the region after globe-trotting, gaining experience and quenching his thirst elsewhere.

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Style: Red: Bright, spice and layered

Producer: La Violetta

Region: Manjimup, Great Southern, Western Australia

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 12.9%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: 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.

An extended, mild growing season in 2019 preserved all the elegant aromatics associated with this variety; the resulting wine is brimming with character and complexity.

Made in small, open fermenters, with 100% whole bunch carbonic, wild yeasts, traditional pigeage and hand plunging. Bottled without fining or filtration.

Intoxicating pinotic lift, stalky spice, wild strawberries from the undergrowth. An elegant frame with juice, depth and muscularity, all natural tannins from skins and stalks, a lick of bacon fat. Perfumed, irresistible pinot with beautiful length.