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2013 La Violetta Le Rayon V Cabernet Malbec

Region:Great Southern (Mount Barker) , WA

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:La Violetta

Quick Overview

Premium small batch Cabernet from a particularly stunning batch of fruit.


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About

Winemaking can be an unpredictable business, constantly at the wanton will of Mother Nature, but every so often she throws you a gem.

In 2013, La Violetta owner/winemaker Andrew Hoadley was offered some extraordinarily good Cabernet and a little Malbec by a grower near Mount Barker. As he went through the process of making the wine, he tread as softly as he could.

“I just wanted to be very gentle with it - I sealed it up, left it on skins, didn’t work it, left it to its own devices. And I think the result is a really great expression of the vineyard.” - AJ Hoadley

This wine is the result of a right place, right time scenario and may not be made again. With only 53 dozen made and Mike Bennie’s comments that “you’re getting a wine of some heft, weight, concentration, but a lovely pillowy, soft, supple feel.”, this is one for premium collectors of unique and boutique wines.

An unforced and restrained wine with power and elegance in toe.

What It Tastes Like

“I’d love to say texture like rayon but it’s more velvety. In the end, you’re getting a wine of some heft, weight, concentration, but a lovely pillowy, soft, supple feel. It flows through the palate with authority yet feels cuddly and warm too. It smells of plums, new leather, liquorice, dried herbs, faintly minty. It’s ripe-fruited but shows frisky acidity underlying and pulls together on rails of very fine, dusty tannins. It’s great drinking, especially if you like fuller flavoured wines.” - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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La Violetta owner/winemaker AJ Hoadley