2016 Zonte's Footstep Canto di Lago Red Blend
Multiple gold medals and scores aplenty - this ripper Sangiovese blend puts the heart into Sangio. Firm tannins, dark berry flavours - it ticks all the flavour boxes.
...robust. 91 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
How’s it taste?
Deep rich flavours, with spicy edges and dark berry fruit. Medium bodied, the tannins are firm, dry and very savoury with a long finish
Who made it?
Zonte’s Footstep is a proudly independent Australian wine producer established in 2003. Their grapes are sourced from their own, as well as their neighbours' vineyards, from regions that produce the desired expressive, varietal characteristics of the grapes grounded by the soil they are planted in. Located in the McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills, the Barossa and further afield. The name comes from a mixture of things. In 1893 a vineyard was planted with Zante currant to produce table grapes for the growing population of Adelaide. In the 1920s the vineyard was replanted with wine producing varieties of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon which were eventually used to make the first Zonte's wine. As a tribute to the journey of the grapes in the vineyard (and because you arent legally allowed to mention a grape variety unless its contained in the wine) it was decided to change the “A” to an “O” – ZONTE’S – sufficiently similar. Then in1999, the vineyard was purchased and a plan to plant Viognier, Sangiovese and other new and exciting grape varieties was undertaken. Whilst replanting the vineyard some large boulders with footprints were discovered from the largest known marsupial to have ever lived, the Diprotodon. It was this unique fossilised FOOTSTEP that cemented the name and the journey of Zonte's Footstep was begun. Their aim is the diligent pursuit of producing wines that reflect a sense of place, style and purpose.
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