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2016 La Violetta Das Sakrileg Riesling

Region:Great Southern , WA

Style:Light Bodied

Producer:La Violetta

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Fascinating alternative style of Riesling.


weird & wonderful

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This Riesling is not for the faint of heart or lovers of the ‘classical’ style of Aussie Rizza. It’s one for the adventurous, the risk takers and the explorers of all things wine.

Of the 2012, Max Allen said the Das Sakrileg, “Breaks all the “rules” of modern Australian riesling making, but the result is fantastically complex… A brilliant wine.” and guru AJ Hoadley has only refined the style since then.

It is a pumped up, textural style with a lot to say. Oxidatively handled, fermented in oak, even a little malo which is almost unheard of in Australian Riesling. Mike Bennie gave it a rave 94 point review and called it “A wine that in a few short vintages has rocketed to the top of my riesling list.”

For those with a love for boundary-pushing wines, this is up there with the best.

What It Tastes Like

“Bright lemon/lime scents, really ultra citrusy, sniff of sweet cream, dusting of peanut/cashew nuttiness. Fine start. The palate is electric, zingy with slate and cool, grapefruity acidity. Great length, good intensity. Flavours rush, freshness bursts. Glass shard texture. Big refreshment, tension, refreshment factor. Das ist gut.” - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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La Violetta owner/winemaker AJ Hoadley