2019 Madrugador Tempranillo

ProducerZonte's Footstep. Fleurieu, SA
StatusCertified Organic (only Madrugador + Lady of the Lake)

A group of know-it-all industry mates in 1999 gathered together and purchased the vineyard and undertook to plant Viognier, Sangiovese and other new and exciting grape varieties to experiment with. Whilst replanting the vineyard some large boulders with footprints were discovered from the largest known marsupial to have ever lived, the Diprotodon. It was this unique fossilised FOOTSTEP that cemented their name. ZONTE is a tribute to the original table grape Zante currant, planted in 1893 in their first vineyard.  In the 1920s the vineyard was replanted with wine producing varieties of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon which were eventually used to make our first wine. To recognise the journey of the grapes in the vineyard (and because you arent legally allowed to mention a grape variety unless its contained in the wine) it was decided to change the “A” to an “O” – ZONTE’S – sufficiently similar.

Our grapes are sourced from our own, as well as our mates’ vineyards, from regions that produce the desired expressive, varietal characteristics of the grapes grounded by the soil they are planted in. Located in the McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills, the Barossa and further afield.


Brad Rey

Website https://zontesfootstep.com.au
WineGrown in the McLaren Vale subregion of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Smells of bramble, mocha, nutmeg and cinnamon interlaced with fresh blueberries and tarragon. Flavours of tart cranberries and cherries precede fennel notes of cedary tannins.
Tasting NoteRed cherry - Spice - Soft
DrinkDinner Party


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