Zonte’s Footstep ‘Chocolate Factory’ Shiraz 2017

18.99 15.19

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Description

Deep purple in colour, the nose leaps forward with notes of fresh blueberries and blackberry preserve, with star anise, nutmeg and cocoa all evident. Velvety and plush on the palate, there’s tons of rich blackberry/cherry fruit, some tangy cedar and lingering cigar box notes, all softened out with the milk chocolate tannins providing sweetness and softness to the finish. It’s like taking a big mouthful of Black Forest cake – having your cake and drinking it!

The fruit for the Chocolate Factory is sourced from hand tended blocks in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale, aged in a mix of new and well-seasoned hogsheads for up to 12 months prior to bottling with minimal filtraton.

Enjoy with your favourite lamb dish!

  • Full, rich, savoury
  • 750ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
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Producer: Zonte's Footstep

Wine collective Zonte’s Footstep, led by Canadian-at-large Brad Rey, produced its first vintage in 2003 with grapes sourced from their own as well as their peers’ vineyards. Their preferred regions were those that had reputations for producing wine with expressive, varietal characteristics and were located in the McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley. Hence the simple, but diligent pursuit of producing wines that reflect a sense of place, style and purpose with a personality (and a face) to match.

The origins of the name and the idea behind the brand comes from ancient history. From the 1893 planting of Zante ‘currant’ to replanting in the 1920s with Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wines are a tribute to the journey of the grapes in the vineyard. In 1999 a group of like minded wine buffs gathered together and purchased the vineyard and whilst re-planting with Viognier, Sangiovese and other new and exciting grape varieties, some large boulders with unique fossilised footprints were discovered, thus cementing their name and lending creative and historical context to the venture.

Nowadays the wine selection tightly focuses on Regions of Shiraz, the Mediterranean, Sense of Place and Limited Release and each wine has an accompanying ‘art story’ which makes the journey the grape has taken, more visual. All that aside, the wines are just fantastic!

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Gold Medal
Women's Wine and Spirits Awards 2018 (2018)
Silver Medal
Sommelier Challenge 2018

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