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2015 Avalon Tree Cabernet

2015 Avalon Tree Cabernet
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Acid
6.72
pH
3.45
Bottling Date
19/09/16
Residual Sugar
3.4
Alcohol %
14.5
James Halliday
95
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Cabernet Sauvignion is called the king of grapes and at Zonte’s Footstep it is so revered. Arthurian Legend had it that whoever could pull Excalibur from the stone ruled under the Avalon Tree would be king. Our Avalon Tree is a top picnic stock; we even have a round table!

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Acid
6.72
pH
3.45
Bottling Date
19/09/16
Residual Sugar
3.4
Alcohol %
14.5
James Halliday
95
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...The King of Red grapes Rules. This timeless tincture is the essence of the Fleurieu Peninsula; classic cabernet. Drink at a round table with meal, mates and meat pies.

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...The King of Red grapes Rules. This timeless tincture is the essence of the Fleurieu Peninsula; classic cabernet. Drink at a round table with meal, mates and meat pies.

Cabernet Sauvignion is called the king of grapes and at Zonte’s Footstep it is so revered. Arthurian Legend had it that whoever could pull Excalibur from the stone ruled under the Avalon Tree would be king. Our Avalon Tree is a top picnic stock; we even have a round table!

2015 | AVALON TREE
FLEURIEU PENINSULA CABERNET

The fruit for Avalon Tree comes from one block in the heart of the Langhorne Creek and another in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of the McLaren Vale. Primary fermentation takes place in a combination of stainless steel vats and 5 tonne open fermenters after which the wine is assembled into tank and allowed to complete a natural malo-lactic fermentation before being pressed off. It is then transferred to new & well-seasoned hogsheads and aged for up to12 months prior to bottling with minimal filtration. This results in a wine with purity of fruit that is regal and eminently satisfying to allow for regular indulgence.

(This is how late chairman Evans OBE made us all do it. Vale Len. Vintage 1930; Decanted 2006.)

Colour: Opaque inky black/purple with a deep regal purple
hue.
Nose: Inviting aromas of cassis, dark cherries and licorice smells with undertones of cedar, dark chocolate & clotted
cream.
Entry: Direct, full and fine and precise Cabernet berry fruits. A perfect Cabernet entry. Alert bright fruit.
Middle Palate: No callow Cabernet “donut hole”… just velvety, mouth filling fruit, especially blackberries, blackcurrants and cedar. Juicy fresh berry tart-sweetness, tempered with some chewy but typical Cabernet tannin.
After Palate: Enticing cigar box and plush fruit flavours with taught, trademark tannin. Intense and complex but with the depth of dark berry flavours.
Finish: This wine hangs about after you have tasted it for so long it seems almost self defeating, although the tannins call for another sip whilst it’s still in the mouth. Precise ‘line and length’ that lingers on and on with ripe blackcurrants.

Grapes and sulphur dioxide.
Other ingredients used in the winemaking process:
- Cultivated yeast.
- yeast nutrients.
- French and American oak barrels (new and seasoned).
At the time of bottling (19.09.2016), this wine contained:
-108 ppm Total SO2
- 37 ppm Free SO2

Varietal Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Tempranillo
GI: Fleurieu Peninsula
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
TA: 6.72 g/L
pH: 3.45
RS: 3.4 g/L
750mL: 93303910000046         Dozen: 19330391000043

Beef, Pork, Lamb, Poultry

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P.O. Box 353, McLaren Vale, SA 5171 | Australia | T: 61 8 8383 2083 | info@zontesfootstep.com.au | www.zontesfootstep.com.au

2015 | AVALON TREE |
FLEURIEU PENINSULA CABERNET

95 Points
James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
"95% cabernet sauvignon and 5% tempranillo from Blewitt Springs and Langhorne Creek, matured for 12 months in used hogsheads. The colour is deep and bright, appropriate for the deep, medium to full- bodied varietal fruit on the bouquet and palate. The firm, but fine, tannins are pure cabernet in taste and texture, and make the wine."

 

Double Gold Medal
China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017

 

Gold Medal/93 points/Best Buy
Tastings.com, New Release Wines 2016 (published 18/12/16)
"Dark ruby black color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of blueberry cobbler a la mode, chocolate nuts and mint, and cherry cola with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, long chocolate lemon and orange peels, menthol mint lozenge, and craisin trail mix finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A spicy, chewy cabernet that will be great with Latin or Asian beef dishes."

 

Gold Medal/93 points/Best Buy
Tastings World Wine Championships 2016

 

Gold Medal/92 points
Monterey Wine Competition 2017

 

4 stars
Winestate Magazine, March/April 2017, p. 70
"Oak-driven nose; spicy blackberry elements underneath. Lovely elegant blackcurrant and blackberry flavours with firm tannins."

 

4.5 stars (Equal top in category)
Winestate Magazine, Cabernet Challange 2017

 

 

 

 

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