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 24 months has assisted the development of the complex fruit characters, producing a vibrant rich wine with attractive fruit and oak flavours. An intense palate of spicy fruit, cedar and cloves are well supported by dark plum and nutty vanillan oak. Round tannins with texture and flavour complexity contribute to the long, smooth finish of this wine.