About the Wine Maker
Zonte's Footstep has been on a quest to grow the world's best white varieties for more than a decade. Their 'shining sword rising from the water' moment wasn't quite as per Arthurian legend, but never the less by a misty dam early one morning, when the first rapier-like cut of this Sauvignon Blanc inspired their very own Excalibur.
Zonte's Footstep began in 2003 when a group of mates pooled old white 'utes' and new-ish tractors to grow the best grapes from the best vineyards. All they wanted to do was taste their fruit in their wine, so they charged their reigning winemaker, Mr. Ben Riggs, with one goal; to make wine true to the vineyard so long as it is a bloody good drink!
The truth is out there in the vineyard.... but the proof is in this bottle!
This is how their late chairman Len Evans OBE made us all do it.
Vale Len. Vintage 1930; Decanted 2006.
About the Wine
Blue Berries is how you describe Zonte's 'Violet Beauregard' Malbec from Clare Valley. Blueberry Colour - an intense mouth staining colour. Blueberry aroma - together with classic Malbec mulberry, ready rubbed shag tobacco and blonde pipe tobacco. Wild cherries and wafts of violets. Hints of just baked pastry too. Blueberry Taste - attacking intense, super youthful and grapey, lots of blueberries. Almost overwhelming. the middle palate is generous, flavoursome, quite sensual and structured despite the lashings of fresh fruit. Really rich. Flavoursome, rich sweet berry fruits plum is on top of rolling red fruits. Blueberry pie!.