Zonte's Footsteps Lake Doctor

The fruit for the Lake Doctor comes from a single block 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.

Colour: Deep purple with a regal purple hue. Nose: Fresh cracked pepper and a hint of grilled nectarine. Plum pudding and blackberry compote, a hint of rose oil and just a whaft of violets.
Entry: Rich and entiing and fragrant red fruits. Whafts of cedar and lifted cigar box characters.
Middle Palate: Juicy round blackberry sweetness, tempered with some taught but typical Shiraz tannin.
After Palate: A rainbow of juicy fruit flavours that coats the mouth with rolling soft, fine-grained fruit tannin.
Finish: Malt, cedar and intense blackberry and caramelised orange peel. Minutes later, the flavour still lingers on.
In Summary: This is the thirteenth consecutive vintage of this wine. Though it will drink great now, especially with anything off the grill, it should cellar well as previous vintages.


Langhorne Creek



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Anything on the grill