2017 Zonte's Footstep Love Symbol Grenache

2017 Zonte's Footstep Love Symbol Grenache

Lloyd Heinrich

"Smooth and delicious medium bodied wine - nice slightly chilled in warmer climates"

Lloyd Heinrich

Sabine Duval

"lovely freshness on nose, bright fruit and balance, great tannin.."

Sabine Duval

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Lloyd Heinrich

"Smooth and delicious medium bodied wine - nice slightly chilled in warmer climates"

Lloyd Heinrich

Sabine Duval

"lovely freshness on nose, bright fruit and balance, great tannin.."

Sabine Duval

RRP: $27.50 per bottle 38% OFF

$16.99

(buy 12 or more)

$17.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $4.50 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
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Expert Reviews

94 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitClassically expressed and beautifully perfumed, the bouquet shows raspberry, dark plum, floral, mixed spice and almond characters. The palate is succulent and wonderfully supple, delivering pristine fruit flavours together with elegant spicy nuances, finishing long and delectable. At its best: now to 2025. AU$28.00. www.zontesfootstep.com.au.
93 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionHand-picked 60yo vines, 80% crushed, 20% whole berries, cultured yeast, 5-7 days on skins, pressed to used French barrels and/or for 9 months maturation. Clear crimson; a very attractive cherry-laden wine on both the bouquet and palate, the texture spot on.
92 Points - Huon HookeDeep red colour with a good tinge of purple. The bouquet spicy, smoky, savoury and complex, with what appears to be some mataro pepper (despite the label saying it's pure grenache). It's medium to full-bodied and soft, with a velvet texture and ample but soft tannins. The flavour is intense and penetrating and long-lasting. It will take some age well. An excellent wine with a future.
91 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine FrontRaspberried grenache with stemmy spice, graphite and peppercorn inputs. It’s fruit-driven but savouriness plays a key role; meanwhile oak is kicked to the kerb. Nice wine. Fresh. Drinks well.
90 Points - Toni Paterson MW - The Real ReviewAn approachable, open-natured grenache with a gorgeous fragrance of roses and perfumed red berries. The palate is bursting with strawberry flavours with accents of orange peel. It is packed with flavour and is deliciously rounded and medium-bodied. Soft tannins on the close

Tech stuff

14.5
McLaren Vale
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2024
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Deliciously medium-bodied, with a kaleidoscope of flavors from Red Cherries through to bright Damson Plums and subtle spice. On the nose, these flavors are reinforced and accented by perfumed Black Tea Tannins and only a cheeky hint of oak.

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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