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2019 Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz

Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, SA

The very model of a modern McLaren Vale Shiraz. Great buying on offer here!

$27.00

Rated 4.5 out of 5
18 Reviews
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About
This wine pays homage to the Bondar style with fragrance and a lightness of touch.

Andre Bondar, Owner/winemaker

About The Wine

The name 'Violet Hour' refers to the fading light owners Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly saw on the horizon as they picked the last bunches of Shiraz for their first ever release, the 2012 edition of this wine. A violet sky, a beautiful wine, and a new future ahead for the couple and their vines.

The Violet hour tastes as stylish as it looks, it hits that sweet-spot for all red wine lovers - a combination of elegance and power.

The pedigree of the McLaren Vale vineyard is second to none - it's one of the most respected sites in McLaren Vale where Seaview and Blewitt Springs meet. You get the lively, bright blue fruits of the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs with the power and structure of the Seaview terroir. It's a winning combination. The quality of the Shiraz speaks for itself.

Put simply, if you like McLaren Vale Shiraz with a fresh face - this is a must buy.

About Bondar

Bondar Wines is the baby of husband-and-wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly, and winners of the 2017 Australian Wine Companion’s Best New Winery.

They have purchased the famous Rayner vineyard in McLaren Vale, crafting stunning Shiraz and Grenache from here, along with beautifully pure Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

The couple best describe what their extremely exciting venture is all about: “Our vision has always been to make wines that create a little intrigue, that are a little different. We want to make wines that are bright, structured, mid-weight yet concentrated in flavour with a savoury element.”

Super value, tiny production and delicious to drink!

Selina and Andre Amongst The Vines
Selina and Andre Amongst The Vines
Rayner Vineyard, McLaren Vale
Additional Info

From The Producer

Hand-picked fruit from 65+ year old vines planted on our Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. 

This wine pays homage to the Bondar style with fragrance and a lightness of touch. We used whole bunches and extended time on skins, which helps to create that lightness, and adds dimensions of flavour and a silky mouth feel.

Fermented with indigenous yeasts and minimal additions, aged in older French oak, Violet Hour should improve nicely over the next five years or so and will suit lighter meat dishes and pasta beautifully. 

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Selina and Andre Bondar
Selina and Andre Bondar
Owners, Bondar Wines
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Reviewed by Peter C.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Who said you couldn't get a genuinely good shiraz for under $30?

Unreal for the price - delicious now or will be delicious if you somehow have the strength to save it.

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Great McLaren Vale Shiraz

Typical McLaren Vale Shiraz which is my favorite wine area. This wine is very affordable for the quality produced and I would fully recommended this wine for every day drinking or that special occasion. Amazing service and delivery by DD a great company, I'll be ordering more!

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Rich

Typical McLaren vale. it has some interest but it is quite rich and intense. If that’s your style this is a good example. Smooth and full of flavour. Good value

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Wow

You will struggle to find a better value Shiraz than this

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Great Value Shiraz

Really smooth and easy to drink. Blackberry with violet notes

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FaQs

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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.

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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 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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