Zonte’s Footstep ‘Love Symbol’ Grenache 2017

18.99 15.19

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Description

“For too long a backup performer in GSM, it is time now for our beloved Grenache to shine as a solo-artist. Love Symbol’s ‘autograph’ is its soft-yet-juicy tannins and taut acidity that fill the mouth making you yearn for another performance. A wine of stature, elegance and poise, our Love Symbol will make you fall in love. We promise.”

Fruit for the Love Symbol is sourced from hand tended blocks in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale, patiently fermented then aged in French and American oak for 12 months.

Deep purple in colour with royal purple hue, there’s briary, brambly fragrances redolent of black cherry, forest floor and violets. Deliciously medium-bodied, rich and soft on the palate, juicy round plum is tempered by fine tannins, with tangy cedar and tobacco characters and a black tea tannin finish with notes of Asian spice, damsons and cherry.

  • Full, rich, smooth
  • 750 ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2022
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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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