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Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»

Zema Estate Family Selection Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
Zema own a precious slice of Coonawarra's remarkable Terra rossa, a thin metre of soil over deep formation of limestone, whence to source limited harvests of world class Shiraz. Family Selection is a small batch wine of great intensity and exceptional depth, superior concentration and maximum development. Spicy pepper and sweet berry fruit flavours abound, before a lingering finish on a length of firm oaky tannins, a fuller style of Shiraz with excellent balance, profound structure, elegance and poise.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$269.50
The dedicated Zema family are proudly traditional in their approach to viticulture, favouring hand pruning and dry growing vines to maximise quality. These practices are enhanced by the Zema team's three strategically selected prime vineyard locations, capitalising on Coonawarra's subtle climactic variations. Shiraz is vinified for a week on skins under strict temperature controls. A portion is barrel fermented to enhance complexity. Components are matured for two years in a selection of small French and American oak barrels, fully integrating the fruit, tannins and oak into a vibrant rich wine with profound bouquet and attractive flavours.
Rich purple colour with hints of red. Attractive with plum, dark black pepper and subtle spicy notes supported by notes of nutty, toasted oak. Concentrated varietal flavours of plum fruit with fine tannin roundness and persistence, emphasized by stylish vanillin oak. Zema recommend a glass of Family Selection with braised beef cheeks, pork belly or ripe, hard cheese.
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