Zonte's Footstep The Lake Doctor Shiraz 2008
Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia
The nose exudes floral notes, pepper, subtle apricots, plum pudding and blackberry pie characters. On the palate, juicy, rich and soft red fruits and blackberry pie notes dance with tangy cedar and tobacco characters through the lingering finish.
Australian Wine Companion - "Good colour; the first whiff is as much McLaren Vale as Langhorne Creek thanks to the dark chocolate overlay, but the supple, rich palate is all Langhorne Creek, verging on sweetness but not going over the line. Easy drinking, no tannins to lose."
Zonte's Footstep Winery
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 of Viognier in the district, and with more than 50 acres of the variety planted, quite possibly the largest planting in the Southern Hemisphere.
These are serious wines that restores one's faith in the purity of winemaking during an age of vinous homogeny. View all Zonte's Footstep Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries 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 and Eden Valley.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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