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 juicy Shiraz varietal flavours including dense black fruit, vanilla and spice are perfectly balanced with toasted vanillan oak.
"There's good substance to this release. It's bold with ripe plum, redcurrant and boysenberry flavours, and both peppercorn and toasty oak notes only add to this theme. Tannin plays a modest role but the flavours hold good shape from start to finish. A creamy aspect to the mouthfeel is an attractive finishing touch." - Campbell Mattinson, 94 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2024