2013 La Violetta La Ciornia Shiraz

Region:Great Southern , WA

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:La Violetta

Quick Overview

The more serious side of AJ Hoadley's rambunctious range. This is stunning Great Southern Shiraz.
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All quirks aside, when AJ Hoadley gets down to business, he can produce some majestic wines. La Ciornia is simply stunning. A single vineyard Shiraz from a block that AJ describes as, "A site with more granite - it’s quite ugly and flat - a bit sandier and with more ironstone." Sometimes the idea of a site being communicated through wine can feel a little abstract, but here it is as clear as day. This is a wine of fine detail and purpose. He explains the inspiration wonderfully here: "The inspiration for La Ciornia comes from my time spent working in Barbaresco, 2002-2003. The local Piedmontese varieties encompass the extremes of red winemaking (in terms of site expression, colour, tannin, aromatics, acidity, using oxygen constructively) so you need to think creatively and have a steady nerve to get results." In his 94 point review, Mike Bennie praised this release for its, "Fine silky texture, cool acidity, medium weight and with good concentration. Wow. It just sucks you in from the start." This is a wonderful, idiosyncratic expression of Great Southern Shiraz which we can't recommend enough.

What it Tastes Like

Sweet beautiful luscious, fruit. So seductive. This is a killer wine. Poised, classy and elegant but with epic tension and presence. Ink and boot polish. Spices galore. Long ribbons of silken tannin strung through the wine. It's savoury and fine but with some serious intensity. Phenomenal example of Great Southern.


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La Violetta owner/winemaker AJ Hoadley