Heritage Collection Zinfandel, 2019
Dark and rich with aromas of cherry and brambles with a hint of spice. On the palate, this Zinfandel has flavours of raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant and notes of star anise and white pepper. Full-bodied with soft tannins and has a long, lingering finish.
Meet the maker: De Loach
Region: Sonoma County, California – USA
Grape(s): Zinfandel (89%), Petite Sirah (8%), Other Red Varieties (3%)
13.5% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian
For the Heritage Reserve wines, De Loach combine their Russian River Valley grapes with those from selected growing regions in California to produce good value, approachable wines. Each is made and bottled at their estate facility.
This Zinfandel was made from fruit grown in vineyards in the Central Coast appellations where the coastal fog and cool evenings create a good environment for extended ripening.
A pre-fermentation cold soak was followed by post-fermentation warm maceration, which took place in stainless steel tanks to extract good colour and ripe tannins.
During fermentation, the cap was punched down by hand.
The wine was aged mainly in stainless steel tanks and a small portion was aged in 227 litre seasoned French oak barrels.