Sourced from exceptional shiraz sites around Mt Barker, the 2021 release shows aromatic intensity, elegance and balance.
Hand harvested, then destemmed without crushing. Fermentation was carried out in small open top fermenters, with hand plunging of the cap. After pressing off skins, the wine matured for 12 months in new and seasoned French hogsheads (second and third use). No fining or stabilisation.
About the name: Up is a suffix commonly found in place names in Western Australia’s south-west, meaning “place of” in the indigenous Noongar dialect. This wine evokes the ancient granitic soils of its place of origin in the hills around Mount Barker.
Current release 2021.
La Violetta 2008 Up! Shiraz (Mount Barker)