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Zonte's Footstep Cabernet Petit Verdot Rose

Cracka Review

A smooth, near-dry intensity of unsweetened strawberry and a lingering dry finish with a gentle hint of elegant tannins. This light, but intriguingly powerful, Rosé is perfectly balanced with an intensity of zest fruit and a lingering, refreshing middle palette lift. Offering amazing complexity for this style of wine, this is a quintessential quaffer.

Zonte's Footsteps Awards & Accolades

"If we're going to drink rosé it should, at least, be dry and made from purpose-grown grapes - as Zonte's is. In this version, Ben Riggs used cabernet and petit verdot in a blend that delivers rich fruit flavour with a pleasant dry, savoury edge. It's pleasant as rosés go..." - Chris Shanahan, Canberra Times

"Pleasant berry nose with some herbal notes. Very flavoursome palate with perfectly balanced acidity." - Winestate Magazine, Winestate

Blue Gold Award - Sydney International Wine Competition, Rose Wine Category, 2009

Winemaker's Notes

A smooth, near-dry intensity of unsweetened strawberry and a lingering dry finish with a gentle hint of elegant tannins. This light, but intriguingly powerful, Rosé is perfectly balanced with an intensity of zest fruit and a lingering, refreshing middle palette lift. Offering amazing complexity for this style of wine, this is a quintessential quaffer.

Zonte's Footsteps Awards & Accolades

"If we're going to drink rosé it should, at least, be dry and made from purpose-grown grapes - as Zonte's is. In this version, Ben Riggs used cabernet and petit verdot in a blend that delivers rich fruit flavour with a pleasant dry, savoury edge. It's pleasant as rosés go..." - Chris Shanahan, Canberra Times

"Pleasant berry nose with some herbal notes. Very flavoursome palate with perfectly balanced acidity." - Winestate Magazine, Winestate

Blue Gold Award - Sydney International Wine Competition, Rose Wine Category, 2009

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Zonte's Footstep Cabernet Petit Verdot Rose

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A fresh, vibrant and juicy personality; quite dry on the finish, and plenty of flavour; enjoy on the patio watching the sunset. Cabernet Sauvignon/ Petit Verdot.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
88
Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
This is brightly, and deeply, vibrantly fruited - a riot of raspberry and redcurrant that is fresh, pristine and concentrated before a pleasingly dry finish.
Quaff 2009 2008
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Adds to the amazing range of base wines using in making rose; annoyingly, works quite well, with lots of flavour and, as promised by the label, dry
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good colour; sweet red fruits in a bizarre rose blend which very nearly works. Rose, incidentally, does not appear on the front label.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86

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