750ml Australia Chillable Red Chilled Red classic light red DENMARK Great Southern LA VIOLETTA YEYE ROUGE 2020 Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir Shiraz Syrah Western Australia Wine
LA VIOLETTA YEYE ROUGE 2020
GREAT SOUTHERN, WEST AUSTRALIA
JUICE SPICE BERRY
CLASSIC / 750ML
Awash with every red coloured fruit you can think of. Light, bright and playful. Drink anywhere, anytime with anything.
From the Distributor: YeYe Rouge (Pinot Noir, Syrah + Tempranillo) Low yielding clonal Pinot Noir from Denmark makes up the heart of the blend, bringing lifted red fruits, musk and herbal notes, with Syrah contributing spice and structure. Plenty of stalks, whole berries and carbonic in here, all wild fermented, then pressed to oak to complete malolactic fermentation. The Syrah comes from an ironstone gravelly loam site west of Mt Barker; mid-weight, juicy, spicy. A splash of Meunier brings dark-fruited aromatics and a different angle on the palate. Six months in oak and early to bottle keeps the style where I like it - bright, layered, juicy, with some savoury scratch. Unfined. Sulphur dioxide added just before bottling.
From the Producer: 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 crafted with care.
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.