Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz

Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz 2018

McLaren Vale, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.1%
Established in 2012, Bondar Wines is the vision of husband and wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly. Bondar Wine's home is the iconic Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale where the oldest vines date back to the early 1950's.

With a passionate approach and focus on the region's hero varietals of Shiraz and Grenache, Bondar Wines has made a big impression on the Australian wine scene in a relatively short period of time. Named James Halliday's 'Best New Winery' in his 2017 Australian Wine Companion, they were also named one of the Top 50 'Young Guns of Wine' in 2018.

This 2018 Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz is crafted from hand-picked fruit from 65+ year old fruit planted on the Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. Beautifully fragrant on the nose, the palate is silky and soft, while still delivering intensely flavoured dark red fruit flavours. A beautiful rendition of McLaren Vale Shiraz that is a relative bargain at this price.

Review of the 2017 vintage included below;

"97 Points. A blend of vinification approaches for specific blocks and parcels, all from the estate. Scented with dark spices and dark fruits - fruits that drive the palate, initially dense, then lifting on the finish, illuminating what’s gone before. From the Rayner Vineyard. 14.1% alc, screwcap, drink to 2041, $30"- James Halliday, The Weekend Australian Magazine, April 5, 2019.

Availability: In stock

$27.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Established in 2012, Bondar is the vision of husband and wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly. Andre, with a history as a winemaker in the Adelaide Hills and Selina with a background in marketing and law, have planted roots (literally) in the north of McLaren Vale, on the border of Blewitt Springs and the Beautiful View (Seaview) subregions.

Their home is the iconic Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale, where the oldest vines date back to the 1950's. Plantings of bush vine Grenache are up to 50 years old and Shiraz up to 65 years are already in play, while newer, more close planted Counoise (one of the 13 Châteauneuf varieties) has been recently planted, and Mataro, Carignan and Cinsault are on the horizon.

The vineyards are in the process of transitioning to progressively more organic management, which will undoubtedly see quality hit even greater heights. There will always be purchased fruit as well but ultimately, it seems likely that Bondar’s finest wines will come from their own sites.

In a relatively short period of time, Bondar has already made a big impression on the Australian wine scene. Named James Halliday's 'Best New Winery' in his 2017 Australian Wine Companion, they were also named one of the Top 50 Young Guns of Wine in 2018, along with collecting several trophies at the McLaren Vale Wine Show.
6
South Australia
McLaren Vale
750
14.1
Hand-picked fruit from 65+ year old vines planted on our Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. This wine pays homage to the Bondar style with fragrance and a lightness of touch. We used whole bunches and extended time on skins, which helps to create that lightness, and adds dimensions of flavour and a silky mouth feel. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and minimal additions, aged in older French oak, Violet Hour should improve nicely over the next five years or so and will suit lighter meat dishes and pasta beautifully. - Bondar Wines.

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