2019 La Violetta Fav Vermentino

Great Southern, WA

Skin contact Vermentino from the Frankland River in WA - a dry, incisive, fresh amberish vino.




About The Wine

Favorita is the Piemonte name for the white grape Vermentino, hence AJ Hoadley's renaming of this awesome skin contact white, which pulls back nicely from being a full-bore amber release.

The fruit comes from the great viticulturalists at Swinney, and it's quality stuff, with green apple, citrus and a lick of ripe phenolics, measured by a salty finish that hints at nuttiness,.

It spent five days on its grape skins, then time in oak with some lees contact, then only touch of sulphur added. A seriously good drink whatever drinking persuasion you profess to.

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 are some of the most thought-provoking wines in the West.

Winemaker AJ Hoadley
Winemaker AJ Hoadley
Great Southern, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Hand-picked Vermentino (plus a few handfuls of Semillon and several Muscat varieties) destemmed and crushed before five days skin contact. Wine is pressed to seasoned French oak for wild fermentation at ambient cellar temperature. Aged on undisturbed on lees for five months, racked and bottled. Unfined, unfiltered with minimal sulphur added. (The name ‘FAV’ comes from the Piedmontese name for Vermentino, Favorita) 75 doz. made. ABV: 12.4%.

Intensely fragrant, with scents reminiscent of nashi, white flowers and honeydew melon. On the palate, the slippery delights of skin time bring a pleasing succulence, yet the overall impression remains savoury and delicate, as nuances of lees contact and barrel fermentation bring complexity that lingers. Delizioso!

Blend : Vermentino
ABV : 11.3%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Andrew Hoadley
Winemaker Andrew Hoadley
Great Southern, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

Made from vermentino that spends about a week on skins. A wine that is made for my favourite Perth restaurant, Lulu La Delizia, but is now found and available further afield. Goes with nonna’s meatballs. Swinney Vineyard again the hero for La Violetta. This is beautiful. Feathery, powdery texture, intense sense of freshness, that taut-skin tension drawing out length and fruit flavours. It’s green apple, faint nuttiness, a splash of grapefruit juice and some frisky, saline mineral characters. Just beautiful. Understated and truly gulpable with plenty of quiet complexity in the undertow. Sheesh, this is so good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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