2019 Bondar Shiraz Violet Hour
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.
All estate fruit from the Rayner Vineyard (Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale) that range from 30-70 year old vines. The soil here is generally deep, with sandy composition and some ironstone rocks.
Handpicked with wild yeast fermentation using a combination of whole bunch and de-stemmed fruit, as well as varying time on skins depending on the block (all vinified seperately). 10 months aging in older oak only, for an average of 10 months. The final blend is put together in May, for bottling without fining or filtering in July.
Lovely, floral nose with lifted spice, rose petal and high toned cherry/plum fruit, and yes, some pretty whiffs of violet too. The palate is medium weight, showing good vibrancy for a McLaren Vale shiraz, and delicious, juicy flavors that echo the nose, unhindered by new oak. The texture is silky and fine, giving an overall impression in the mouth of pure class winemaking.
Australia, McLaren Vale
100% Shiraz (Syrah)
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Bottles are in perfect condition.