La Violetta - 2017 Yé-Yé BLANC
"85% Riesling, 10% Gewürztraminer, 5% Vermentino. The Riesling at the heart of this blend comes from a vineyard 15 km south-west of Mt Barker. It shows loads of pure floral intensity, a conversation starter with the other varieties that contribute aromatic complexity and textural elements: old vine, dry-grown Gewürz and a splash of skin-contact Vermentino from Frankland River. About 20% is fermented in old oak barrels on solids to round out the Riesling linearity with some lees-derived richness, giving context to the structural phenolics. 2018 was a brilliant year for Riesling and other aromatic whites in Great Southern, with the mild season bringing exceptional fruit intensity, purity and drive to the wines. 437 cases produced.
Freshness, balance and aromatic intensity typical of the vintage, with scents of lavender, wet stone and citrus pastilles. The acidity is matched by the depth of fruit, providing a canvas for the complexing textures of mineral phenolics, lees contact and barrel fermentation to disappear within. Fully drinkable, glass after glass." – La Violetta
Variety Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Riesling || Region Great Southern, WA || ABV 12.8% || Vol 750ml