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Zonte’s Footstep

Zonte’s Footstep
2014 "Chocolate Factory", Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18.00
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Zonte’s Footstep
2014 "Chocolate Factory", Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Violet color. Aromas of raspberry, plum, cocoa, and bramble with a round, tangy, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long cherry, lingonberry, crushed plum, and vanilla finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. Tasty juicy fruit is well balanced with medium tannins, bramble, cocoa and a note of bramble.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: raspberry, plum, cocoa, and bramble
Taste Flavor: cherry, lingonberry, crushed plum, and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Short Ribs, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Tasty juicy fruit is well balanced with medium tannins, bramble, cocoa and a note of bramble.
The Producer

Zonte’s Footstep

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Road
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 83 83 20 83
Shiraz
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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.
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