La Violetta
Up! Shiraz 2017
Great Southern, Western Australia

$30.00

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Style: Red: Medium – full bodied with dark fruits and spice

Producer: La Violetta

Region: Great Southern, Western Australia

Grape: Shiraz

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Mixed

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Bordeaux Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: 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.

Sebastian Crowther MS

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

Style: Red: Medium – full bodied with dark fruits and spice

Producer: La Violetta

Region: Great Southern, Western Australia

Grape: Shiraz

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Mixed

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Bordeaux Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: 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.

Sebastian Crowther MS