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2015 Lake Doctor Shiraz

2015 Lake Doctor Shiraz
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Shiraz
Acid
6.55
pH
3.51
Bottling Date
10/08/16
Residual Sugar
4.4
Alcohol %
14.5
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SKU: ZF15LDSV71DO

The Zonte’s Footstep Lake Doctor Vineyard is on the shores of Lake Alexandrina where, each summer afternoon the house-cooling breeze of our ‘Lake Doctor’ arrives and revives vines and vignerons alike. We have released this blend form the Lake Doctor Vineyard each vintage since 2003.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Shiraz
Acid
6.55
pH
3.51
Bottling Date
10/08/16
Residual Sugar
4.4
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Food Pairing Notes
Great with anything off the grill!
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… Shiraz Viognier smells like a ladies handbag and tastes like a man’s wallet. Drink with anything off the BBQ, and especially a second glass.

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… Shiraz Viognier smells like a ladies handbag and tastes like a man’s wallet. Drink with anything off the BBQ, and especially a second glass.

 

The Zonte’s Footstep Lake Doctor Vineyard is on the shores of Lake Alexandrina where, each summer afternoon the house-cooling breeze of our ‘Lake Doctor’ arrives and revives vines and vignerons alike. We have released this blend form the Lake Doctor Vineyard each vintage since 2003.

2015 | LAKE DOCTOR
LANGHORNE CREEK SHIRAZ

The fruit for the Lake Doctor comes from a single block inthe heart of the Langhorne Creek. 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 unpretentious 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: Deep purple with a royal purple hue.
Nose: Pepper spice and a hint of macerated dark berry fruit. Plum pudding and blackberry pie with just a whaft of violets.
Entry: Rich and soft and fragrant red fruits. Some tangy cedar and dried spice characters.
Middle Palate: Juicy round blackberry sweetness, tempered with clotted crema texture with taught, but typical Shiraz tannin. 
After Palate: A basket full of juicy fruit flavour that fans out in the mouth with rolling soft, fine grained fruit tannin.
Finish: Malt, cedar and intense blackberry. Minutes later, the flavour still lingers.
In Summary: This is the thirteenth consecutive vintage of this wine. Though it will drink great now, especially with anything off the grill, it should cellar well as previous vintages.

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 (30.06.2016), this wine contained:
- 68ppm Total SO2
- 35ppm Free SO2

Varietal Blend: 100% Shiraz
GI: Langhorne Creek
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
TA: 6.50 g/L
pH: 3.51
RS: 3.6 g/L
750mL: 93303910000815 Dozen: 19330391000012

Beef, Pork, Lamb, Poultry

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P.O. Box 353, McLaren Vale, SA 5171 | Australia | T: 61 8 7286 3088 | info@zontesfootstep.com.au | www.zontesfootstep.com.au

2015 | LAKE DOCTOR |
LANGHORNE CREEK SHIRAZ
Blue Gold
Sydney International Wine Competition 2017
 
4 1/2 stars
Winestate Magazine, Best of New Release 2016 (featured in Annual Edition January 2017)
 
Gold Medal/93 points
Winemaker Challenge 2016
 
92 points
Wine Business Magazine Australia, to be featured in March/April 2017 issue
 
Gold Medal/92 points/Best Buy
Tastings.com, New Release Wines 2016 (published 18/12/16)
"Deep purple color. Fruity aromas and flavors of vanilla mint cookie, blueberry cobbler, and toffee with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length chocolate orange peels, delicate spices, and pepper finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A chewy, delectable, spicy shiraz."
 
Gold Medal/92 points/Best Buy
Tastings World Wine Championships 2016
 
Gold Medal/91 points
Sommelier Challenge 2016
 
91 points
Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting 2016 (featured in October 2016 edition)

 

90 points

Wine Front International Review

This is a warm, rich and satisfying red. It will please most lovers of Aussie red wine, particularly if they like their reds to have a bit of guts. It tastes of plum, cloves, mint and blackcurrant and keeps fruit to the forefront at all times. It’s slightly warm with alcohol but you could almost argue that it’s a positive for the wine, in a stylistic context, rather than a distraction. Langhorne Creek shiraz, nicely played.

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