After making Zonte’s Footstep Rosé for six vintages we named it this year in honour of all the Scarlet Ladybirds in our vineyard that eat other tiny pests, like aphids, and keep our fruit fabulous. The Scarlet Ladybird Rosé is made to our house style, which is seriously fun to drink, deep and dry, and always comes up smelling of roses.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Mid-bright pink; a fragrant and focused bouquet of strawberry and red cherry, with a splash of spice; at the dry and crisp end of the rose spectrum, finishing with a refreshing acid and Campari twist. Rating 90 - Drink to 2014 Ben Edwards, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Scarlet red. Brilliant see-thru purple-pink indicating what follows.
Audacious array of aromatics always coming up roses. Veritable summer pudding of fresh berries, perfume spice dominated by strawberry and Campari-like cherry smells.
Super fresh and zesty with lip-smacking berry flavours. Medium-bodied, juicy fruited with touch of natural sweetness. Rolling red berry fruits and Satsuma plums with soft spice rounding out a lush mouthful. Flavoursome with fresh acidity and a tiny tweak of soft tannin taming the finish.
Best consumed young, but can mature in bottle up to five years.