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Zonte's Footstep 'Violet Beauregard' Malbec 2017

Special Price $20.00 Regular Price $27.50
Plenty of blueberries, mulberries, cherries and violets on the fly here. Super smooth drinking with excellent length this also finishing with tight finely grained tannins. It’s drinking well now but will cellar well for the next 5+ years.
Zonte's Footstep 'Violet Beauregard' Malbec
Wine Specs
Variety
Malbec
Region
Langhorne Creek, SA
Vintage
2017
Winery
Zonte's Footstep
Winemaker
Brad Rey
Bling
93pts James Halliday, 94pts Wine Showcase, 4 x Gold Medals
Alcohol %
13.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Organic
No
Vegan Friendly
No
Malbec, often considered ‘New World’ wine, is one of the five grapes permitted in Bordeaux style wines. Over the last decade and a bit, Zonte’s have regularly picked up trophies, medals and accolades for their wines, most of which sell between $18 and $35 a bottle. Pretty much every wine they make receives a significant accolade or a glowing review or 9. Their emphasis is always on quality fruit and never too much oak and the finished wines are always delicious from the moment they are released.
Langhorne Creek, SA

Region

Langhorne Creek, SA

Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is ...
Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is one of the oldest vineyard regions in South Australia. With vines first planted in 1860's, it is predominately a producer of full-bodied reds. Cabernet sauvignon and shiraz do well in the cool climate, and benefit from the unique soils along the riverbanks. The climate is often cool, with southerly winds coming in from the ocean and blowing straight across Lake Alexandrina. Like most South Australian regions, the heat will kick in when the wind comes down from the north in summer, but there are intermittent and not as constant as they are up north in the Barossa ... Read Full Article
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Malbec

Variety

Malbec

Malbec is a variety of purple grape used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an in ...
Malbec is a variety of purple grape used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins. Read Full Article
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Elena Brooks

Winemaker

Elena Brooks

Dandelion, Sister’s Run, Heirloom Vineyards, Cien y Pico Elena originally hails fro ...
Dandelion, Sister’s Run, Heirloom Vineyards, Cien y Pico Elena originally hails from Lyaskovets, Bulgaria, a small town famous for its wine. She is a qualified winemaker, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide and has made wine for various Australian Wineries as well as being a consultant winemaker to a number of leading wine companies in Spain, Italy and Bulgaria. Born to a MIG Fighter Pilot and Helicopter Mechanic (both of whom happened to be involved in the wine industry in Lyaskovets), Elena's interest in winemaking stemmed from time spent translating for Australian Winemakers Stephen Bennet, David Norman, Dylan Rhymer, Kym Milne MW and others, who work ... Read Full Article
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Ben Riggs

Winemaker

Ben Riggs

Mr Riggs, Penny's Hill, Woop Woop, Zonte’s Footstep We often joke that there must b ...
Mr Riggs, Penny's Hill, Woop Woop, Zonte’s Footstep We often joke that there must be more than one Ben Riggs, that no one winemaker could have his hands in such a range of premium McLaren Vale wineries. And yet, after thorough research (we asked) he has not cloned himself. With 14 years making wine at Wirra Wirra alone, Ben's experience totals a quarter century of producing notable wines, including Penny's Hill, Tatiarra, and Cazal Viel in France. But his real love for McLaren Vale remains, and along with Tony Parkinson, he has crafted successful brands like Woop Woop and his own Mr. Riggs. With such a broad portfolio, Ben picks up awards ... Read Full Article
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Zonte's Malbec - Divinely Different
Zonte's Malbec - Divinely Different

What a great first date! The Cherry Blossom Festival was simply magical and Ms Violet Beauregard was on her best behaviour. Hirosaki Castle is located in northern Japan in the Aomori Prefecture and was constructed in 1611 - the view of Mt Iwaki was a stunning backdrop, showered in the blossom petals for which Japan is so famous. We partied amongst the transient beauty of full blooming cherry blossoms in traditional Hanami style. The beauty and structural balance of the setting was beautifully mirrored by the Malbec. She had potential to be a little overwhelming on the first approach, but her youthfulness and fresh fruit is balanced with the smell of mulberry and ripe red cherries. Violet Beauregard shows a fondness for blueberries, which are found in abundance from the first taste through to the finish. The tannins are soft and the acidity is well placed to allow this wine to be enjoyed now and often. Divinely different; I’ll be asking this elegant lady out again. [caption id="attachment_1422"

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Elena Brooks
Elena Brooks

Dandelion, Sister’s Run, Heirloom Vineyards, Cien y Pico

Elena originally hails from Lyaskovets, Bulgaria, a small town famous for its wine. She is a qualified winemaker, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide and has made wine for various Australian Wineries as well as being a consultant winemaker to a number of leading wine companies in Spain, Italy and Bulgaria.

Born to a MIG Fighter Pilot and Helicopter Mechanic (both of whom happened to be involved in the wine industry in Lyaskovets), Elena's interest in winemaking stemmed from time spent translating for Australian Winemakers Stephen Bennet, David Norman, Dylan Rhymer, Kym Milne MW and others, who worked at her mother's winery between '93 and '98.

With Stephen Bennet’s support and her family’s encouragement, Elena made the move to Australia and started studying winemaking at Adelaide University in 1998, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science (Oenology). (Elena’s mum was

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Malbec
Malbec

Malbec is a variety of purple grape used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins.

Read more
Langhorne Creek, SA
Langhorne Creek, SA

Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is one of the oldest vineyard regions in South Australia. With vines first planted in 1860's, it is predominately a producer of full-bodied reds. Cabernet sauvignon and shiraz do well in the cool climate, and benefit from the unique soils along the riverbanks.

The climate is often cool, with southerly winds coming in from the ocean and blowing straight across Lake Alexandrina. Like most South Australian regions, the heat will kick in when the wind comes down from the north in summer, but there are intermittent and not as constant as they are up north in the Barossa. Soils are deep, sandy loams, regularly flooded in winter by diverting the nearby Bremer River into the vineyards. This all adds up to vigorous vines with generous

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Ben Riggs
Ben Riggs

Mr Riggs, Penny's Hill, Woop Woop, Zonte’s Footstep

We often joke that there must be more than one Ben Riggs, that no one winemaker could have his hands in such a range of premium McLaren Vale wineries. And yet, after thorough research (we asked) he has not cloned himself.

With 14 years making wine at Wirra Wirra alone, Ben's experience totals a quarter century of producing notable wines, including Penny's Hill, Tatiarra, and Cazal Viel in France. But his real love for McLaren Vale remains, and along with Tony Parkinson, he has crafted successful brands like Woop Woop and his own Mr. Riggs.

With such a broad portfolio, Ben picks up awards with regularity. Twice named Bushing King (for making the best wine at the McLaren Vale Wine Show), and winning the first two Great Australian Shiraz Challenges. His wines have also won best in show at the Sydney International Top 100 (1991 Wirra Wirra "Angelus").

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