Zonte's Footstep The Lake Doctor Shiraz 2008 Front Label
Zonte's Footstep The Lake Doctor Shiraz 2008 Front Label

Zonte's Footstep The Lake Doctor Shiraz 2008

    750ML / 14.5% ABV
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    750ML / 14.5% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    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.

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    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.

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    Though Syrah originated in the Rhône Valley of France, Australia is home to the oldest Syrah (called Shiraz here) vines on the planet. Found in Australia’s Barossa Valley, where phylloxera has never threated viticulture, these ancient vines are between 140 to 175 years old!

    Having brought fame and merit to the country’s wine scene since the early 1950s, namely via the debut of Penfolds Grange, today Syrah (Shiraz) claims rank as the most widely planted grape in Australia. In fact, the amount of land dedicated to Shiraz in Australia is now almost equivalent to what it is in France. Australian Shiraz has its own personality with flavors and aromas of intense blackberry, fruitcake, menthol, tobacco leaf and umami. Conveniently one can find great Australian Shiraz at a variety of price points but the very best will be dense, gloriously complex and capable of long aging.

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    GZT6762415_2008 Item# 115457

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