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2018 La Violetta Blood Shot

Great Southern, WA

Meaty Mataro from the mercurial AJ Hoadley.

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$35.00

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About The Wine

Mataro the star of the show here with some support from a little Great Southern Syrah. They combine forces via the creative hands of AJ Hoadley.

Mataro has always made up a portion of Hoadley's Almirante y Obispo blend but he wanted somewhere he could put it up in lights.

This dark, gamey red wine offers plenty of personality. Some smoked meat, a shot of blood plum, loads of spic and a bad attitude.

It's a rock and roll red wine for any night of the week.

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.

AJ Hoadley on the march
AJ Hoadley on the march
Great Southern, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Mataro from the Crooked Brook vineyard in Geographe is a part of the Almirante y Obispo and Bilingüe blends, but I wanted to do a release where it gets to be the main player, expressing the unique lifted gamey fragrance of this site. So this is small batch wild ferment, hand plunged, basket pressed and unoaked for the full blood shot. 90% Mataro, with 10% Shiraz for a touch of spice. Yum. Alc 13.5%. 110 dozen made.

Blend : Mataro (90%), Shiraz (10%)
ABV : 13.8%
Closure : Screw Cap
Bottle Size : 750ml

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"Game meat and sweet earth, berries on brambles, white pepper. Succulent texture, great length, stains the palate lightly but comes with a beautiful, minerally savouriness despite the silk of texture and slide of all that deliciousness going on. Very savoury. Such a fantastic, distinct and distinguished wine, taking this Aus combo of varieties to another level. Very good red, very delicious red." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Absolute cracker

Dark, meaty, deep. A new favourite to stock up on.

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delicious

silky, savoury red with great depth of flavour

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Medium bodied, juicy and delicious

A lovely drop. Juicy and medium bodied.

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