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2015 Love Symbol Grenache

2015 Love Symbol Grenache
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Shiraz
Acid
5.92
pH
3.48
Residual Sugar
3.3
Alcohol %
14.5
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In our beloved McLaren Vale, South Australia our maritime climes produce the picture-perfect Grenache. McLaren Vale is not only the jewel in the crown for Australian Grenache, it also the home to our very own, Love Symbol.

A kaleidoscope of multi-dimensional fruit and earthy structure radiates from the glass. Exhuberant plum and red berry fruits align with enveloping, soft tannins, accented with the perfumed cedary notes derived from minimal oak, of which our Grenache has matured in. The result: A wine with structure, elegance and poise. Pretty stuff, our Love Symbol! 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Shiraz
Acid
5.92
pH
3.48
Residual Sugar
3.3
Alcohol %
14.5
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A kaleidoscope of multi-dimensional fruit and earthy structure radiates from the glass... Pretty stuff, our Love Symbol!

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In our beloved McLaren Vale, South Australia our maritime climes produce the picture-perfect Grenache. McLaren Vale is not only the jewel in the crown for Australian Grenache, it also the home to our very own, Love Symbol.

A kaleidoscope of multi-dimensional fruit and earthy structure radiates from the glass. Exhuberant plum and red berry fruits align with enveloping, soft tannins, accented with the perfumed cedary notes derived from minimal oak, of which our Grenache has matured in. The result: A wine with structure, elegance and poise. Pretty stuff, our Love Symbol! 

2015 | LOVE SYMBOL
McLAREN VALE GRENACHE

The fruit for the Love Symbol is sourced from hand tended blocks in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of 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 well-seasoned hogsheads and aged for up to 12 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 royal purple hue.

Nose: Primary quality. Briary, brambly fragrances redolent of black cherry. Earthy with a whaft of violets.

Entry: Rich and soft and fragrant red fruits. Some tangy cedar and tobacco characters.

Middle Palate: Juicy round plum sweetness, tempered by the Grenache’s fine tannin.

After Palate: A peacock’s tail of juicy berry flavour that fans out in the mouth with rolling silky, fine grained fruit tannin.

Finish: Black tea tannin with notes of Asian spice, Damson plums and red cherry. Minutes later, the flavour still lingers.

In Summary: Though it will drinks well now, it should cellar for 5 to 7 years. It’s versatility means that it can be paired with virtually any food, but especially well suited to slow-cooked meats, stews and casseroles. 

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 , this wine contained:
- 82 ppm Total SO2
- 35 ppm Free SO2 

Varietal Blend: 100% Grenache GI: McLaren Vale
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
TA: 5.92 g/L

pH: 3.48

RS: 3.3 g/L
750mL: 9330391000541             Dozen: 19330391000548 

Beef, Lamb

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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 | LOVE SYMBOL |
MCLAREN VALE GRENACHE

Double Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017

 

 

 

 

Gold Medal/94 points

Wine Showcase Magazine, December 2016

 

 

 

 

Gold Medal/90 points

Tastings.com, New Release Wines 2016 (published 18/12/16)

"Medium dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate blueberries and cherries, chocolate mint, and alpine herbs and honey with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a silky, amusing, medium-long cherry custard pie and toffee finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A delicious and satisfying fruity red wine for all occasions."

 

 

 

 

Gold Medal/90 points

Tastings World Wine Championships 2016

2015 | LOVE SYMBOL |
MCLAREN VALE GRENACHE

Double Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017

 

Gold Medal/94 points

Wine Showcase Magazine, December 2016

 

Gold Medal/90 points

Tastings.com, New Release Wines 2016 (published 18/12/16)

"Medium dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate blueberries and cherries, chocolate mint, and alpine herbs and honey with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a silky, amusing, medium-long cherry custard pie and toffee finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A delicious and satisfying fruity red wine for all occasions."

 

Gold Medal/90 points

Tastings World Wine Championships 2016

 

90 points

Wine Front International Review
Raspberry jubes, a bit of spice, toffee and perfume. It’s medium bodied, supple and fleshy, with ripe fruit, light grainy tannin, and some savoury dried herb stuff in the finish. Drinks well. Easy to enjoy. Ready now.
 

90 points, 4 stars

The Real Review, Toni Paterson (Published 20/104/17)

Beautiful, vibrant red berry fruit with just the right amount of texture. The wine has energy, fragrance and softness with delicious ripe mulberry flavours and a tiny hint of strawberry jam. The team have captured the essence of McLaren Vale grenache in this approachable, easy-to-love wine. Wonderful fruit clarity, very gentle spice, good depth and subtle background savouriness. (Screwcap)

 

92 Points, 4 Stars

The Real Review, Huon Hooke (Published 23/06/17)

"Loveable Grenache" This is a big, solid grenache that will age well. The aromas are attractively raspberry-like with foresty, sousbois overtones. The palate is round, smooth and quite assertive with masses of tannin, but at the same time, up-front appeal and drinkability. It has the legs to age. (Screwcap)

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