Australian Certified Organic

2016 St Johns Zinfandel

2016 St Johns Zinfandel

$40.00$240.00

Zinfandel a distinctive style of wine very popular in California. This wine has a cult following and sells out very quickly. With only 1 hectare grown on the Churchview Estate the volume produced is very limited. The Zinfandel is hand picked late into the riping season where the grapes are semi sun dried. The fruit is then cold soaked for 4 days at 5 degrees with 5% stalk inclusion and then gently pressed, where the resulting juice is sweet, colourful and packed with intense fruit characters. Malolactic fermentation softens the acids before maturation for 24 months in new and used French and American Oak barrels and Hogs Heads. The resulting wine is coarse filtered but no fining agents are used.

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Description

The nose displays vibrant aromas of plums, black cherries, tobacco, coffee, mocha, chocolate, and vanilla oak nuances. The palate is mouth filling and rich with ripe plums, overlaying cherries and some lovely spice with raisins intagrated with chocolate and cocoa. The finish is long soft and an amazing contrast of dark fruits, chocolate and spicy oak, nuts fresh cherries and vanilla.

Drink with strong flavoured red meats, mature cheese or dark chocolate. Drink now or cellar for 10 – 15 years.

Colour : Dark ruby red

Aroma : Plums, black cherries, raisins, nutmeg, exotic spice

Palate : Bold intense dried fruits, cherries, raisins, subtle spice, cocoa and some nuts

Current Vintage 2016

This wine is extremely limited

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Additional information

Wine Type

Red

Wine Variety

Zinfandel

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The Cellar Door VIP Club is specifically for those of you who appreciate our St Johns and The Bartondale wines and are likely to be purchasing on a semi regular basis. Unlike most wine clubs you get to choose what wines you want. You are obliged to purchase three cases (total of 36 bottles) of the St Johns and/or The Bartondale wines every 12 months. As a VIP member you will receive a 30% discount on the St Johns wines and a 20% discount on The Bartondale wines. You will also benefit from a discount on our Estate Range and Silverleaf wines should you wish to add these to your order.