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Bondar Shiraz 'Violet Hour' 2021-Heritage Wine Store Perth CBD Bottleshop

Bondar Shiraz 'Violet Hour' 2021

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  • TASTING NOTE: "This release mainlines the essence of the Rayner vineyard with ripe blue fruits, a floral hit, heady spices and a liquorice lift. Textured and weighted, the palate is a joyous riot with inky depth, spice, cracked pepper and charred meats carried cloud-like by bright acidity, beautifully integrated tannins and tightly focussed length." Bibendum.com
  • ABOUT THE WINE: Named after the coloured sky under which Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly picked the last bunches of Shiraz for their first-ever release of this wine, Violet Hour is a blend of fruit from 11 blocks in Bondar’s Rayner vineyard. It is intended to be a wine that encapsulates the Bondar style—fragrance, juicy fruit and lightness of touch. The winemaking is adapted to the season, both whole-bunch and destemmed fruit are employed, and the juice spends varying times on skins depending on the block. The 2021 was raised only in older oak and bottled unfiltered.
  • ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Established in 2012, Bondar is the vision of husband-and-wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly. Their home is the Rayner Vineyard on Chalk Hill Road in McLaren Vale, where plantings of old bush vine Grenache and Shiraz vines up to 65-years-old are in play. Straddling the Blewitt Springs and Seaview subregions, the Rayner Vineyard was planted in the 1950s. Today, under the meticulous management of Andre Bondar and Ben Lacey, the Rayner site is only now beginning to reveal its true potential. As the investment in the vineyard continues apace—with a focus on building soil health and microbial diversity—Bondar notes that this terroir and its old vines have begun to disclose a unique and consistent brand of freshness and elegance that screams of this deep sandy site. Andre sees his role in translating the Rayner site into the wines as minimalist, and he picks earlier than many to catch the fresh fruit flavours intrinsic to Bondar’s graphic and fresh calling card. Native yeasts and gentle, extended extractions are par for the course, as is the use of mainly older hogsheads, puncheons and now demi-muids. Whole bunches are used extensively to introduce some more savoury characters to complement the purity of fruit that Rayner delivers.
  • COUNTRY: Australia
  • REGION: McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • VARIETAL: Shiraz
  • WINE STYLE: Red Wine
  • WINEMAKER: Andre Bondar
  • CLASSIFICATION: Sustainable Farming
  • CLOSURE: Screwcap
  • ABV%: 14%
  • SIZE: 750ml


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