Zonte's Footstep `Chocolate Factory` Shiraz 2010 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

Growing grapes and making wine is a magnificently irregular pursuit, especially battling wonky weather, with very few givens. However, in our beloved McLaren Vale, our maritime climes produce Shiraz with a juicy milk chocolate middle palate year in and year out. McLaren Vale is not only our home but also the home of our very own Chocolate Factory Shiraz.

Zontes's Footstep is named after the 19th Century Zante currant vineyard with new plantings following the original footstep. The currant business dried up, but Zonte's Footstep became our blueprint...

In 2003 a group of mates pooled old white ‘utes' and new-ish tractors to grow the best grapes from the best vineyards. 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 wine true to the vineyard so long as it is a bloody good drink!

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Good colour and depth; the long back label might have inspired a 21st century Shakespeare to write Much Ado About Nothing; it must have been tempting to write at least a sonnet about the depth and typicity of the plush plum, blackberry and dark chocolate wine, embroidered with oak and soft tannins. Rating 93 - Drink by 2025 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep purple with garnet-purple hue.

Aroma

Warm blackberry pie with notes of fresh blueberries and blackberry preserve. Anise, nutmeg and cocoa sneak up under the berry fruit.

Palate

Velvety and plush and fragrant red fruits. Some tangy cedar and lifted cigar box characters. Juicy round blackberry fruits, tempered with the soft idiosyncratic milky McLaren Vale Shiraz sweetness and roundness. Lashings of milk chocolate with blackberries and dark-fleshed plums and spice with velvety, smooth tannins. Juicy blackberry and mocha notes intertwined with signature lush McLaren Vale tannins. Minutes later, the flavour still lingers.

Cellaring

Though it will drink great now, especially with anything off the grill, it should cellar well over the medium term…. If you can resist your chocolate craving.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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