La Violetta
Yé Yé Rouge 2020
Great Southern, Western Australia

$32.00

Fruit
Earth
Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

Style: Red: Medium bodied, dark fruits & spice

Producer: La Violetta

Region: Great Southern, Western Australia

Grape: Pinot Noir / Shiraz / Pinot Meunier

Vintage: 2020

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Mixed

Alcohol: 12.9%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: One of the highlights in the La Violetta range. Medium bodied with beautiful bright fruit intensity. There layers of spice and complexity to support. The palate is deceptive. It can be easily enjoyed without much consideration, but on closer inspection you find a wave of complexity and detail.

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 bodied, dark fruits & spice

Producer: La Violetta

Region: Great Southern, Western Australia

Grape: Pinot Noir / Shiraz / Pinot Meunier

Vintage: 2020

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Mixed

Alcohol: 12.9%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: One of the highlights in the La Violetta range. Medium bodied with beautiful bright fruit intensity. There layers of spice and complexity to support. The palate is deceptive. It can be easily enjoyed without much consideration, but on closer inspection you find a wave of complexity and detail.

Sebastian Crowther MS