Zonte's Footstep Shiraz/Viognier 2007

Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia

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Item No. 97317
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP90
  • ST89
  • JH89
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Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Viognier.

The 2007 vintage is the fourth release of Zonte's Footstep single site Shiraz Viognier. Fittingly, Australia's beloved Shiraz is blended with a hatful of the aromatic white variety, Viognier, to add complexity to this wine. Rich and dark fruit flavors of blackberry and plum combine beautifully with subtle blonde tobacco and fine grained tannins to create a medium bodied wine with a velvety mouthfeel. Exotic tropical fruit and litchi nut notes are accentuated by the subtle cedar oak flavors. Drink now or hide in the cellar for 3 years.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Shiraz-Viognier 6% has been an annual best buy in these pages. It was aged in 20% new oak. Dark ruby/purple-colored, it has an alluring, slightly kinky nose of wild blueberries, smoked sausage, and bacon. This is followed by a ripe, seamless, easy-to-understand wine with a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Drink this hedonistic effort over the next three years."
90 Points

"Deep ruby. Youthfully brooding blackberry and plum aromas brighten with air, taking a turn to raspberry and cherry. Fresh red and dark berry flavors are enlivened by juicy acidity and firmed by fine-grained tannins. Finishes with good sappy persistence and lingering berry flavor. Offers considerable fruity appeal."
89 Points

"Perfumed, typical fruit flavours of the blend; throws the emphasis onto that fruit and away from structure into a cheerful early-drinking style."
89 Points

"Smooth in texture and medium-bodied, showing bright blackberry and boysenberry fruit that’s shaded with hints of apricot and floral notes on the finish. Drink now through 2012."
88 Points

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Learn About Zonte's Footstep Map ItMap It

Last century, a group of old school mates founded these vineyards in the Langhorne Creek wine region, one of Australia's oldest wine grape districts just South East of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, on the spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula. Planted mainly to red grape and beloved Shiraz, there are also some significant plantings of whites, including the pioneer plantings...

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Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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