… each summer afternoon the house-cooling breeze of our ‘Lake Doctor’ arrives and revives vines and vignerons alike.
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.
|Region :||Langhorne Creek|
|Food Pairing :||Pork, Beef, Chicken, Lamb|
|Bottle Size :||750ml|
|Retail Price :||$25.00|
|Bottles in Case :||12|
|Alcohol % :||14.5|
|Bottling Date :||30 June, 2016|
|Aging :||12 Months|
|Sugar :||3.6 g/L|
|Acid :||6.50 g/L|
|Ingredients :||Grapes and sulphur dioxide. |
Other ingredients used in the winemaking process:
- Cultivated yeast.
- Yeast nutrients.
At the time of bottling, this wine contained:
- 68ppm Total SO2
- 35ppm Free SO2
|Oak :||French & American (new and seasoned)|
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Sydney International Wine Competition 2017
Gold Medal/94 Points
Wine Show Magazine 2017
4 1/2 stars
Winestate Magazine, Best of New Release 2016 (featured in Annual Edition January 2017)
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2018
“A curious reference to shiraz viognier smelling like a lady’s handbag and tasting like a man’s wallet in the background blurb – this is from a single block, fermented in stainless steel vats and open fermenters, thence to new and used French hogsheads for 12 months maturation. The most juicy, expansive and supple medium-bodied wine of the three ’15 Zonte’s Footstep Shiraz siblings, with both red and black fruits on display, the tannins soft but persistent. Its balance and length are both very good.”
Gold Medal/ 93 Points
Winemaker Challenge 2017
Gold Medal/93 points
Winemaker Challenge 2016
WBM, March/April 2017 issue, Page 88
“Ripe, juicy slosh of dark and red berry fruitiness. Joyous stuff. It’s strong in berry jam scents with a sprinkle in green herbs, gum leaf and splintery oak. Theres a faint peanut brittle character amongst the plush fruit character to taste. All in all, it’s one of those generous reds that will satisfy a legion. (Reviewed by Mike Bennie)”
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
Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting 2016 (featured in October 2016 edition)
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.
International Wine Challenge 2017