The wine is attractively textured and complex, consisting of a blend of rich and ripe fruit supported by well integrated oak from its 14 months in predominantly French oak barrels.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Strong crimson-red; the bouquet has a varietal/regional dusty/earthy edge to the blackcurrant fruit, and the well-balanced medium- to full-bodied palate takes this to its logical conclusion with firm, ripe tannins guaranteeing a long life.
Rating: 94, Drink By: 2025, James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion (02 Jan 2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Attractive dark medium red colour with a purple hue.
Dark berries, spice, a subtle hint of regional mint and an attractive violet lift.
The palate is attractively textured and complex, consisting of a blend of rich and ripe fruit supported by well integrated oak from its 14 months in predominantly French oak barrels.
Well structured with outstanding depth of fruit, this wine while drinking well now this wine will continue to gain more complexity with cellaring.
Coonawarra is renowned for its remarkable Terra Rossa soil, a thin metre band of soil over laying a deep formation of limestone. The Zema family is proudly traditional in its approach to vineyard practices, favouring hand pruning and limited irrigation to maximise fruit quality. These practices are enhanced by the family’s three strategically selected prime vineyard locations, capitalising on the regions subtle climatic variations.