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2015 Violet Beauregard Malbec

2015 Violet Beauregard Malbec
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Langhorne Creek
Alcohol %
14.5
James Halliday
94
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... if it looks like a blueberry, smells like a blueberry and tastes like a blueberry pie then Violet Beauregard you are. Best drunk without Veruca Salt or Augustus Gloop.

The Zonte’s Footstep Violet Beauregard 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 releaseda straight varietal Malbec since 2008. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Langhorne Creek
Alcohol %
14.5
James Halliday
94
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... if it looks like a blueberry, smells like a blueberry and tastes like a blueberry pie then Violet Beauregard you are. Best drunk without Veruca Salt or Augustus Gloop. 

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... if it looks like a blueberry, smells like a blueberry and tastes like a blueberry pie then Violet Beauregard you are. Best drunk without Veruca Salt or Augustus Gloop.

The Zonte’s Footstep Violet Beauregard 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 releaseda straight varietal Malbec since 2008. 

2015 | VIOLET BEAUREGARD
LANGHORNE CREEK MALBEC

The fruit for the Violet Beauregard comes from two blocks on a single vineyard in the 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: Blueberries, and when we say blue blueberries, we mean blueberries. This is intense mouth staining colour.

Nose: Again blueberries. Also classic Malbec mulberry, red cherries and notes of cedar and wafts of violets. With just a hint of fresh baked pastry.

Entry: Intense, juicy and super youthful “grapeiness” again lots of blueberries. Almost overwhelming.

Middle Palate: Generous and quite sensual it is structured despite the lashings of fresh fruit. Really rich and lush.

After Palate: Flavoursome, rich sweet berry fruits and Damson plum is on top of rolling red fruits and...Blueberry pie!

Finish: The finish is lush and mouth filling with a glycerol sweetness balanced by gentle tannins and a soft fresh acidity.

In Summary: This is the sixth consecutive vintage to be released as a 100% Malbec. Sensual and structured this is our ideal Malbec, the only problem being how we can keep some long enough to watch it evolve in bottle. 

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:
- 83ppm Total SO2
- 36ppm Free SO2 

Varietal Blend: 100% Malbec GI: Langhorne Creek
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1% TA: 6.39 g/L

pH: 3.62
RS: 3.8 g/L
750mL: 93303910000077            Dozen: 19330391000076 

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 | VIOLET BEAUREGARD |
LANGHORNE CREEK MALBEC
Double Gold Medal
China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017
 
 
 
Gold Medal/93 points
Sommelier Challenge 2016
 
 
 
Gold Medal/91 points
Winemaker Challenge 2016
 
 
 
Gold Medal/90 points
Tastings.com, New Release Wines 2016 (published 18/12/16)
 
 
91 points
Wine Front International Review
A Langhorne Creek red worth tracking down. Very good release. Characterful and flavoursome at once. Ferrous, leathery, jubey, mint-infused and generally awash with ripe fruit flavour. Dusty tannin curls through the finish, but the fruit keeps powering on. Fruit driven all the way.
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