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.
"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."
The Wine Advocate
"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."
International Wine Cellar
"Perfumed, typical fruit flavours of the blend; throws the emphasis onto that fruit and away from structure into a cheerful early-drinking style."
Australian Wine Companion
"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."