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2013 La Violetta Le Rayon V Cabernet Malbec

Great Southern, WA

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

$58.00$49.00

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About

About The Wine

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.

About La Violetta

Few winemakers bring as much creativity and flair to their label as the mercurial Andrew Hoadley.

With a mischievous, child-like joy, he has set about crafting La Violetta, one of the most fascinating wine ranges in Western Australia, and indeed, the country.

His wines are inspiring, each a creation all of its own.

With a mix of single vineyard, single varietal wines and some exotic blends, these some of the most thought-provoking wines in the West.

Winemaker AJ Hoadley
Winemaker AJ Hoadley
Great Southern, WA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"From Colline-Foret vineyard. Made when the fruit is available. Made by Andrew Hoadley. Although the name has nothing to do with the fabric, it comes to front of mind. Where would have the 1980s been without it? Or the 1880s, for that matter. Silk can be expensive! 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)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Le Rayon V The 2013 vintage is sourced from a sensitively managed, dry grown old Cabernet block near Mt Barker, delivering fruit of remarkable intensity and elegance. A small percentage of Malbec heightens the intensity.

Fermentation took place in small open top vessels, with hand plunging of the cap and délestage using gravity. After pressing off skins, the wine matured for 17 months in one French hogshead and two barriques. It will develop complexity with at least 10 years careful cellaring. 640 bottles.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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