BackBack

2018 La Violetta Blood Shot

Great Southern, WA

Meaty Mataro from the mercurial AJ Hoadley.

HIGH SCORE

$35.00

4.7
Rated 4.7 stars
3 Reviews
DISPATCHED NEXT BUSINESS DAY
About

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

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"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)

Customer Reviews
4.7
Rated 4.7 stars
Based on 3 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
TasteRated 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5
Interest LevelRated 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5
Value for MoneyRated 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5
3 reviews
  • JM Profile picture for Jade M.
    Jade M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 stars
    2 years ago
    Medium bodied, juicy and delicious

    A lovely drop. Juicy and medium bodied.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • L
    Lisa
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Absolute cracker

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

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • CK
    Chris K.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    delicious

    silky, savoury red with great depth of flavour

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
Reviews LoadedReviews Added
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Estimated Delivery Times for each postcode can be viewed here.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickupis available from our Sydney warehouse in Ultimo, 2007. Just select Local Pickup at checkout. We are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 02 8376 8775..

FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 02 8376 8775 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. Just an a warehouse/office. We occasionally do events however, so sign up to our newsletter or follow us on instagram to stay in the loop.

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here