Zonte’s Footstep ‘Globe Skimmer’ Rosé 2020



The dragonfly — aka globe skimmer in Australia — symbolises transformation, adaptability, poise and self-realisation, their frisky flight across water representing an act of ‘going beyond what’s on the surface’. That was the inspiration for this organic Tempranillo rosé anyway, nature’s gift on a warm summer’s day (remember those?).

What was quite a powerful rosé (check out the reviews) has benefited from an extra couple of years in bottle, softening now to a coppery-pink in colour with fully integrated acidity. Gorgeous summery aromas of ripe cherries, blackcurrants and pink grapefruit, the palate is full and rounded, the softest of tannins providing a silky surface on your tongue akin to the globe skimmer skimming across the water.

Serve this up with spicy prawns and asian salad, just delish.

  • Soft, rounded, fruity
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2025

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!

More Zonte's Footstep Wines →

Gold Medal
China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value (2022)
Silver Medal
European Wine Challenge (2022)
Silver Medal
Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition (2020)
92 Points
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2020)
91 Points
James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion (2021)
4.5 Stars
Winestate Magazine (2020)


  • Wine Orbit

    Sam Kim

    It's generously styled and flavoursome, offering sweet cherry, ripe stone fruit and floral aromas on the nose. The palate displays excellent weight and persistency, finishing long and vibrant. Upfront and refreshing for fabulous drinking. — 92 points

  • James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

    Tony Love

    Tempranillo fruit from the Finniss district. Light crimson in the glass. Cherry characters are front and centre, there's a suggestion of watermelon too. Varietal tannins add some weight on the palate – more of a red wine in the rosé genre, and proudly so. — 91 points.

  • Winestate Magazine

    Dark red colour with a confectionary berry/spicy bouquet and lovely purity of blackcurrant-like flavours with good oak selection. Needs time. — 4.5 stars out of 5

  • @dandawineman (Dan Traucki) Australia

    Bright light strawberry coloured with aromas of strawberries, florals & a hint of citrus, divine luscious palate with oodles of delightful red berries & a refreshing, lingering finish. GREAT STUFF!!

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