2016 Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz


This wine encapsulates the Bondar style; all fragrance, juicy fruit and lightness of touch. The sandy, ironstone-rich soils help in this respect, guiding its Shiraz to a more fragrant, spicier, lifted direction than the wines from Rayner’s Seaview subzone. A blend of both old and younger vines, the younger Shiraz blocks give the wine brightness on the palate and pretty aromatics, while the older vines (some up to 65 years old, fermented as whole bunches) provide the savoury complexity, depth and structure.The wine was fermented with wild yeasts matured in older French oak (no new barrels this year). This was followed by 6 months resting in tank, before being bottled in the winter without fining or filtration.


McLaren Vale is a wine region approximately 35 km south of Adelaide in South Australia. It is well known for its dry red wines, especially those made from Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot are also grown. White wine varieties in the region include Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon blanc, and Riesling. In recent years some wineries have begun using less common varieties such as Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Barbera, Cinsault, Vermentino, and Viognier.


Sausages, kebabs and hearty vegetables that have a nice char from the grill, as well as smoky barbecued meats are the perfect match and go beautifully with this wine.


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South Australia, McLaren Vale
Always a winner for every ocasion
Sausages, kebabs and hearty vegetables
Black fingernails, Red Wine - Eskimo Joe



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