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La Violetta Das Sakrileg Riesling 2013

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La Violetta, if you haven’t heard, are doing very, very good things. Andrew Hoadley kicking some serious goals with his idiosyncratic, but well-honed range of wines at La Violetta, let alone the good work elsewhere. Seeking out interesting sites, exploring some lesser-versed ideas. Go you very-far-south-in-Western-Australian things. This is barrel-fermented, unfined and unfiltered riesling from the Zapatista Vineyard in Porongurup.

I immediately wanted to skol my glass. Not just delicious, but wanted to get a handle on texture, flavour and personality of the wine; again and again. It’s faintly nutty in scent, but coupled to quince, lemon cheesecake scents and curious gin and tonic perfume – like a pretty cocktail. The wine floats across the palate with a light creaminess, but shows chalky fringes, faint nuttiness, super-tangy citrussy acidity and an exotic sour-sweetness that sets up in the front of the mouth, fills it, then ebbs away long with lemon curd essence. So many elements at play, painted so well. My word, this is very good, very interesting wine.



Tasted : JUL14
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2014 - 2024
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