2017 La Violetta Syrah Soul

Great Southern, WA

A spicy Southern Syrah from Frankland River. Cool-climate, minimal intervention - rich Barossa Shiraz lovers, keep walking.


Gee, you have to like them savoury, but it’s a very good wine in style.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

AJ Hoadley has been trialling different Syrah clones in the Great Southern for a few years now.

When the opportunity to work with some fruit from a great site planted to the historic Houghton Shiraz clone, he jumped at the chance.

Blended with some other bits and pieces from around Frankland River, he compiled a saucy, spicy savoury Syrah which is great value.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

I’ve been working with trial plantings of new Syrah clones from Wilson’s Pool vineyard in Frankland for a few years now, with exciting results. In 2017 I was offered a small parcel of Syrah from a revered old vine site across the road, planted to the original WA Houghton clone.

Fermentation was in small open vessels, taking a laidback, low extraction approach - hand plunging with some whole bunches in the mix. New and old clones come together in this new release, the first La Violetta Syrah sourced purely from Frankland fruit, bringing depth and soul to the wine, while retaining elegance and spice.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.7%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"A whole lot of grilled meat, pepper, and stalky perfume, and fresh blackberry. It’s medium-bodied, bloody and meaty, very spicy, grainy tannin, a mineral feel with glassy acidity, and a sort of frozen dark berry flavour. Finish has a little bit of tang and dry silty tannin, and fair length. Gee, you have to like them savoury, but it’s a very good wine in style." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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