The fruit for Zonte’s Footstep Hills Are Alive Shiraz is sourced from hand-tended blocks in the Mt Pleasant sub-region of the far northen Adelaide Hills. Primary fermentation takes place in a combination of stainless steel vats and 5 tonne open fermenters after which the wine is assembled into tank and allowed to complete a natural malo- lactic fermentation before being pressed off.
It is then transferred to new and well-seasoned hogsheads and aged for up to 12 months prior to bottling with minimal filtration. This results in a winestyle with purity of fruit that is eappealing and eminently satisfying to allow for regular indulgence.
Deep purple colour with garnet-purple hue. Lifted red raspberry scent and Dutch licorice, hints of fresh sage. A rush of plums and cherries on entry
with a hint of rhubarb. Hints of pepeer/spice, more plums and a dash of cocoa. Firm yet elegant tannin melds with notes of rhubarb, cherries and plums. Finish with a culmination of the afore mentioned flavours with a long, fine finish.
Red Cherries, Liquorice, White Pepper “Lively Red Cherries with spiced plums and Liquorice; Silky soft tannins with dusts of White Pepper; perfumed and pretty with hints of rose petals; these are a few of our favourite things.” – Maria von Trapp (with artistic license)
Zonte’s Footstep Hills Are Alive Shiraz Awards & Accolades
Gold Medal Critics Challenge 2018
Gold Medal 2018 World Wine Championships – Tastings.com
93 Points / Exceptional Tastings.com 11/06/2018 ”Dull dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of wax and sesame oil, spiced dark berries, toffee, and mint with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, captivating, long blueberry tart, citrus marmalade, vanilla custard, and pepper finish with light oak. A richly flavorful, slightly brooding shiraz that delivers great pleasure now and will will reward patience with even more in the future.”
Gold Medal Korea Wine Challenge
Gold Medal AWC Vienna 2018
Gold Medal 2018 Women’s Wine and Spirits Awards
Silver Medal Winemakers Challenge 2019
Silver Medal San Diego International Wine and Spirits Competition