Zonte’s Footstep Chocolate Factory Shiraz
Deep purple colour with garnet-purple hue. Warm blackberry pie on the nose with notes of fresh blueberries and blackberry preserve. Star anise, nutmeg and cocoa sneak up under the berry fruit. Velvety and plush on entry with fragrant, rich blackberry/cherry fruits. Some tangy cedar and lingering cigar box characters. Juicy round black cherry fruits, tempered with the soft idiosyncratic “milk chocolate” McLaren Vale Shiraz sweetness and roundness. After palate has lashings of trademark milk chocolate with blackberries and dark-fleshed plums and spice with velvety, smooth tannins.
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The fruit for the Chocolate Factory 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 new and well-seasoned hogsheads and aged for up to 12 months prior to bottling with minimal filtration.