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2015 Z Force Shiraz Petit Sirah

2015 Z Force Shiraz Petit Sirah
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Shiraz Blend
Appellation
McLaren Vale
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SKU: ZF15ZFSH76DO

Z-Force is named in tribute to the Z Special Force, which was a special Australian Army unit created in World War Two to operate behind enemy lines. Z-Force’s members were from many countries and specialised in unique guerrilla warfare. Although disbanded after the war, Z-Force pioneered numerous operational techniques and tactics, many as daring as they were brilliant, that remain a model to this day.

The surviving members of Z Special Unit last marched together on Anzac Day in Sydney 2010. The extraordinary bravery of their unit and its lost brothers are honoured in this wine, which is Zonte’s Footstep finest. Each bottle of this wine sold helps support the work of Legacy South Australia. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Shiraz Blend
Appellation
McLaren Vale
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The extraordinary bravery of the special Australian Z Force unit in WWII and its lost brothers are honoured in this wine, which is Zonte’s Footstep finest. Each bottle of this wine sold helps support the work of Legacy South Australia. 

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Z-Force was a special Australian Army unit created in World War Two to operate behind enemy lines. Z-Force’s members were from many countries and specialised in unique guerrilla warfare. Although disbanded after the war, Z-Force pioneered numerous operational techniques and tactics, many as daring as they were brilliant, that remain a model to this day.

The surviving members of Z Special Unit last marched together on Anzac Day in Sydney 2010. The extraordinary bravery of their unit and its lost brothers are honoured in this wine, which is Zonte’s Footstep finest. Each bottle of this wine sold helps support the work of Legacy South Australia. 

2015 | Z FORCE
McLAREN VALE SHIRAZ PETIT SIRAH

The fruit for Z Force is sourced from hand tended blocks in the Seaview Heights sub-region of McLaren Vale. Primary fermentation takes place in 5 tonne open fermenters after which the wine is racked into barrels and allowed to complete a natural malo-lactic fermentation before being pressed off. It is then transferred back into new and seasoned hogsheads and aged for up to 18 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: Very dark, vibrant, purple with a dense red crimson hue.
Nose: Pepper/spice, macerated berries and a hint of pink grapefruit. Plum pudding and Christmas spices.
Entry: Rich and soft and fragrant red fruits. Somefresh tarragon and cedar characters complimented by dark cacao.
Middle Palate: Juicy macerated blackberries, tempered with the soft idiosyncratic milky McLaren Vale Shiraz sweetness and roundness and spike of red citrus and cranberry notes.
After Palate: Lush mouth filling with rolling soft, fine grained fruit tannin.
Finish: Choc-mint, cedar and intense blackberry and caramelised grapefruit zest. Minutes later, the flavour still lingers.
In Summary: Though it will drink great now, especially with anything off the grill, it should cellar well as 

Grapes and sulphur dioxide.
Other ingredients used in the winemaking process:
- Cultivated yeast.
- yeast nutrients.
- French and American oak barrels (new and seasoned). 

Varietal Blend: 90% Shiraz, 10% Petit Sirah(Durif) GI: McLaren Vale
Alcohol by Volume: 15%
TA: 6.77 g/L
pH: 3.48
RS: 3.6 g/L
750mL: 9330391000374      6 pack: 9330391000381 

Lamb, Beef, Deer

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

2015 | Z FORCE
MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ PETIT SYRAH

Platinum/95 Points
San Diego International Wine and Spirits Challenge

 

Gold Medal/96 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine Shiraz Varietal Tasting April 2018

 

Gold Medal/95 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting April 2018

 

Gold Medal/91 Points
Tastings.com 02/09/2018

"Black ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts, mocha buttercream, and spicy berry pie with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, compelling, long eucalyptus honey, orange spice cake, berry tea, and pepper finish with fine, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A wonderfully zesty, spicy shiraz that wakes and shakes the palate."

 

Gold Medal
China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards 2018

 

Gold Medal
China Wine and Spirits Awards 2017 

 

Gold Meal/92 Points 
2018 Tastings.com World Wine Championships

Opaque deep purple colour. Aromas and flavours of chocolate nuts, berries and halva, coconut cream pie, and blueberry custard with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, engaging, medium-long orange marmalade on raisin toast, buttery spiced toffee, tropical fruit punch, and peppery crystallized ginger finish with fine tannins and light oak. A juicy, spicy palate-stimulating red blend destined to please.
 


Commended Winner
International Wine Challenge 2017

 

Silver 
International Wine And Spirit Competition 2017

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