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ZONTE'S FOOTSTEP "Chocolate Factory" - McLaren Vale Shiraz - Australia

ZONTE'S FOOTSTEP "CHOCOLATE FACTORY" - SHIRAZ - McLaren Vale, AUSTRALIA

Deep purple with garnet-purple hue. Enticing fresh macerated blackberries with notes of fresh blueberries preserve. Liquorice, nutmeg and a dusting of cocoa entwine the core of berryfruit. Hints of cedar and fresh summer berries with lifted baking spice. A wave of milk chocolate flows with hints of blackberries and plums lifted by Christmas spice and long, supple tannins.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

RETAIL $42.00 CLUB MEMBER $33.00

VINEYARD

Zonte's Footstep is a proudly independent Australian wine company. We take our vineyards and our wine, but not ourselves, seriously. In 2003, we pooled old white utes and new-ish tractors to grow the best grapes from the best vineyards and the wines are now at the vanguard of a revolution of Australian wine styles.

A couple of wine scribes recently noted: "The critically acclaimed Zonte's Footstep wines are not ‘old world', nor even ‘new world', Zonte's is out of this world!" and "Zonte's Footstep; Jump on board this fabulously priced wine and enjoy one of the best value wines in the Southern Hemisphere" (Matthew Jukes). James Halliday named us a Five Star Winery in his 2015 edition of Australian Wine Companion, something we are also very proud of.

Zonte's Footstep is named after a 19th century Zante currant vineyard, as new plantings follow the original footstep. The currant business dried up, but Zonte's Footstep became our blueprint...

All we want to do is taste our fruit in our wine, so we charged our reigning winemaker, Mr. Ben Riggs, with one goal: to make the best wines we can, true to vineyard and variety, so long as we make a bloody good drink!
“The truth is out there in the vineyard... but the proof is in the bottle”
Cheers, from the entire crew at Zonte's Footstep!

Wine facts

Total Production:

8,000 dozen

Winemakers:

Ben Riggs and Brad Rey

Producer:

Zonte's Footstep

Variant:

750 ml

Average Age of Vines:

50+ years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

330 metres

Density:

1,080/ha

Sustainably Farmed:

we endeavour to use sustainable viticulture along with biodynamic and organic techniques to produce wines with a true sense of place.

Harvest Method:

Machine

Fermentation and Maceration:

Primary fermentation takes place in a combination of stainless steel vats and 5 tonne open fermenters after which the wine is assembled into tank and allowed to complete a natural malo-lactic fermentation before being pressed off.

Aging:

New and Seasoned French oak hogsheads

Alcohol:

14.5%

Vintage:

2016

Grape Varietal:

Shiraz

SKU:

AU19

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