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Zonte’s Footstep

Zonte’s Footstep
2020 Excalibur , Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy
'2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'

Zonte’s Footstep
2020 Excalibur , Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13%
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of gooseberry, key lime, fondant, and hints of vanilla with a velvety, crisp, light body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish that exhibits accents of custard, green apple, and pink grapefruit with silky tannins and light oak flavor. A balanced Australian Sauvignon Blanc with oscillating creaminess, tart notes, and a velvety texture.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry, key lime, fondant, and hints of vanilla
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of custard, green apple, and pink grapefruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced Australian Sauvignon Blanc with oscillating creaminess and tart notes and a velvety texture.

The Producer

Zonte’s Footstep

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Road
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 83 83 20 83

Their Portfolio

88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Doctoress di Lago, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
BR Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Dawn Patrol, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $23.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $20.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Canto Di Lago, Sangiovese-Barbera-Lagrein, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Hills Are Alive, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 Z Force, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $40.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $20.00.
BR Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dusk til Dawn, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $30.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dawn Patrol, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $30.00.
95 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Hills Are Alive, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $25.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
85 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 Z Force, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $55.00.
96 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Canto Di Lago, Sangiovese-Barbera-Lagrein, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
BR Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Canto Red Blend, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dusk til Dawn, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $35.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dawn Patrol, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $35.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Hills Are Alive, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Canto Red Blend, Sangiovese-Lagrein, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $27.50.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $27.50.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Z Force, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $55.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Excalibur , Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $15.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $15.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Blackberry Patch, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Canto , Sangiovese, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Love Symbol , Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $48.00.

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.