2013 Family Selection Shiraz
The ‘cream of the crop’ the Family Selection wines represent the very best fruit, hand selected from the three Zema vineyard locations for intensity of flavour and varietal definition. 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.
This wine was fermented under controlled temperature for 7 days with part barrel fermentation to enhance complexity. Maturation in new and one year old French and American oak barrels for 22 months has assisted the development of the complex fruit characters, producing a vibrant rich wine with attractive fruit and oak flavours.
Rich, intense varietal flavours of ripe dark plum, raspberry and liquorice, complimented by nutty Vanillin oak. This wine is elegant with a round and juicy mid palate, and smooth, refined finish. Remarkable complexity, structure and depth of fruit that will reward long term cellaring.