The fruit for this wine is sourced from the cooler climes of Mt. Barker and the Frankland River regions in WA. It spends 24 days on skins, with oxidative handling thrown in too. The result is a wine full of savoury, nutty characters, coupled with kaffir lime and blossom notes over the top. Beautifully crisp and dry with plenty of prescence and drive. - Felix G
La Violetta began producing small quantities of wine at Denmark, on Western Australia's south coast, in 2008. Grapes are sourced from a handful of trusted growers with exceptional vineyards, some amongst the oldest in the state. The idea is to keep production at a small scale so that each wine is personally hand-crafted.
In 2010, La Violetta's first release, 2008 La Ciornia, featured in Matthew Jukes' Top 100 and Sarah Ahmed's Top Five Australian wines. The wines are not entered into shows due to the limited volumes produced.
Before being lured west by the quality of Great Southern grapes, winemaker Andrew Hoadley worked all over Australia's cool and hot zones and in Piedmont, Abruzzo and Washington State. He now lives on Mt Shadforth, just out of Denmark town, and makes the wines in a small facility in the countryside.
The name 'La Violetta' derives from an old Piedmontese song celebrating intoxication. - Winery Note
|Product Type||Wine White Riesling|
|Sub Region||Great Southern|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|