‘Top in category’, 4 stars ‘Canto di Lago’ Sangiovese Barbera Winestate Magazine, April 2011
Critics Platinum ‘Canto di Lago’ Sangiovese Barbera(…). Gorgeous aromatics: red roses plus fresh,
ripe, juicy red cherries. (…). Katherine Cole, Critics Challenge Awards 2011
92 points, 4 ½ glasses ‘Canto di Lago’ Sangiovese Barbera Light, bright purple-red; a 50/50 blend that
has resulted in a delicious light- to mediumbodied wine flooded with red cherry and raspberry fruits, the tannins of the sangiovese ameliorated by the barbera. James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
Zonte’s Footstep is a proudly independent Australian wine company. We take our vineyards and our wine, but not ourselves, seriously. Mr. Ben Riggs and Zar Brooks teamed together with a group of mates to launch Zonte’s Footstep from vintage 2003 and the wines are now at the vanguard of a revolution of Australian wine styles. Zonte’s Footstep is named after a 19th century Zante currant vineyard as new plantings follow the original footstep. The currant business dried up, but Zonte’s Footstep became our blueprint… In 2003 we 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 vineyard so long as it is a bloody good drink!
The truth is out there in the vineyard but the proof is in the bottle.