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. Bondar 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.
95 points Halliday Wine Companion:
“There must be a bit of magic behind Bondar. All the wines have a certain ethereal quality and none more so than this shiraz. Excellent dark purple-red hue, highly fragrant with dark fruits, savoury spices and remains on a medium-bodied frame – it has plenty of depth. Succulent, velvety tannins, a long finish, seductive and leaves you wanting more.” – Jane Faulkner