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ZONTE'S FOOTSTEP "LOVE SYMBOL" - Grenache - McLaren Vale

ZONTE'S FOOTSTEP "LOVE SYMBOL" - Grenache - McLaren Vale, AUSTRALIA

Colour: Deep purple with a royal purple hue.
Nose: Primary quality. Briary, brambly fragrances redolent of black cherry. Earthy with a whaft of violets.
Entry: Rich and soft and fragrant red fruits. Some tangy cedar and tobacco characters.
Middle Palate: Juicy round plum sweetness, tempered by the Grenache’s fine tannin.
After Palate: A peacock’s tail of juicy berry flavour that fans out in the mouth with rolling silky, fine grained fruit tannin.
Finish: Black tea tannin with notes of Asian spice, Damson plums, and red cherry. Minutes later, the flavour still lingers.
In Summary: Though it will drinks well now, it should cellar for 5 to 7 years. It’s versatility means that it can be paired with virtually any food, but especially well suited to slow-cooked meats, stews, and casseroles.

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

CLUB MEMBER RM120.00

VINEYARD

Approximately 8 acres are under bush vine and grow in the alluvial soil of the Kurragong geology formation, this well- drained soil is optimal for Grenache growing. These old vines are low yielding but each bunch providing a concentrated array of flavours from ripe cherries to plums and blackberries. 

Wine facts

Label Notes:

Falling in love is known to be the result of the perfect combinaiton of fate, timing and chemistry. Grenache is the key to balance and beauty. Famous for connecting blends together and traditionally used to soften the more masculine red varieties of McLaren Vale, Grenache has emerged from the shadows - our Love Symbol - a strong feminine independent varietal - it certainly holds its own. In its coming of age (finally) McLaren Vale Grenache can now stand proud in its own right. Wine lovers from near and far are learning to appreciate this shining star as it takes cenre stage. Simply put, it's a beautiful all-ocasion wine. Medium-bodied, with a kaleidoscope of flavours: raspberries, bright Damson plums and subtle spice. On the nose, these flavours are accented by perfumed cedar and a cheeky hint of oak. Love Symbol's "autograph" is its soft-yet-juicy tannins and cleansing acidity that fill the mouth making you yearn for another sip. The result: a wine of structure, elegance, prettiness and poise. The truth is out there in the vineyard, but the proof is in the bottle. Cheers! To you, from us at Zonte's Footstep

Total Production:

N/A

Winemakers:

Brad Rey

Producer:

Zonte's Footstep

Variant:

750ml

Average Age of Vines:

100 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

200m above sea level

Density:

1200 per Hectare

Sustainably Farmed:

At Zonte’s Footstep, we are committed to sustainability, and to organic/biodynamic practices in our vineyards. Sustainable agriculture can be summarized as a farming system that is sensitive to the environment, responsible to the community, and economically feasible to implement and maintain. These three principles provide a framework and direction to guide all decisions relating to the estate. Sustainability is an ever-changing target, even a state of mind: improvements can always be made to lessen one's impact on the planet. Organic farming can be defined as sustainable farming using only certified organic chemicals and amendments, which we endeavour to do whenever possible.

Harvest Method:

The fruit for the Love Symbol is sourced from hand tended blocks in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale.

Sorting:

No

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.

Malolactic Fermentation:

Yes natural malolactic fermentation

Aging:

It is then transferred to well-seasoned hogsheads and aged for up to 12 months prior to bottling with minimal filtration. This results in a wine with purity of fruit that is unpretentious and eminently satisfying to allow for regular indulgence.

Alcohol:

14.5%

Vintage:

2016

Country:

No

Grape Varietal:

Grenache

SKU:

AU148

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