The Estate range wines are vibrant expressions of varietal flavour - blackcurrant, coffee and mint in the Cabernet Sauvignon and cherry-plum sweetness in the Shiraz.
Carefully selected fruit from hand-pruned vines receives gentle treatment in the winery, which is followed by 14 months maturation in small French and American barrels, where the varietal intensity is balanced and integrated with toasty cedary oak.
Our Estate wines are then aged in bottle for two years for smoothness and drinkability.
Medium bodied, elegant expressions of Coonawarra's regionality, the Estate range will repay cellaring for at least ten years.
The 'cream of the crop' the Family Selection represents the very best fruit, hand selected from the three Zema vineyard locations for intensity of flavour and varietal definition.
These wines are fermented under controlled temperature with part barrel fermentation to further enhance structure and complexity.
The Family Selection Cabernet Sauvignon receives 24 months in the very best French oak barrels and the Shiraz 22 months in a mix of French and American oak with both wines aged for three years in bottle to assure balance and smooth drinkability on release.
Bigger and bolder than the Estate range, the Family Selection has richness and complexity, structure and depth of fruit, with a cellaring potential of at least a decade.
Saluti will only be released in special years, celebrating the pinnacle of the Zema family's winemaking achievements over 40 years and their commitment to the future.
Australia is the only place in the world where Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz comes together in a blend that represents the best attributes of both of these classic varieties. The Cabernet contributes length, structure and blackcurrant/mulberry attractiveness while the Shiraz brings mid-palate fruit intensity, generous plum and spice to the match.
Saluti receives up to 30 months oak maturation - in a combination of new and aged barrels to ensure a balanced integration of toasty oak with intense fruit.
Restrained, with outstanding structure and length, this is a classic Australian red wine that will reward cellaring for at least 15 years.