Zonzo Reserve Shiraz 2018
We have a sign on this wine in the shop that say “oaky and blokey.” Firm tannins and loads of depth from newish French oak. This is one of Yarra Valley’s boldest Shiraz. Great depth and a rich palate. Try with a grainy steak such as sirloin or a slow cooked roast beef.
$55 or 3 for $150
The Yarra Valley was Victoria’s first wine growing district with a history stretching back 170 years.
The Yarra Valley is now recognised as one of Australia’s foremost cool climate regions, capable of making classic styles from a wide range of varieties. It is known as the birthplace of Victoria’s wine industry.
The regional emphasis on the quality and flavour of wine has spread to the local produce grown in the same fertile soil and expertly tended. Expect fine contemporary fare and ambient dining in some of the most picturesque settings in Victoria. (Wine Australia)
Pinot Noir is very successful in many regions in the state of Victoria and produces a wide range of styles. Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, Gippsland and Macedon Ranges all produce very high quality examples. Being surrounded by the cooling effect of the Southern Ocean, Tasmania does particularly well with this variety. The complex and varied region of Adelaide Hills is also home to very fine examples.
Pinot Noir also figures prominently in the production of Traditional Method sparkling wines in Australia with fruit from Tasmania and Yarra Valley being in high demand for its balance of delicate flavors and high acidity.(Wine Australia)