2017 Peritas Zinfandel

$60.00

TASTING NOTE

Taken from a single vineyard from the Barossa floor, Barossa. Grown on an ancient sandy loam soil with a low fertility. The wine has an intense dark brick red colour and a bouquet of dark morello cherry and spice.  It has been crafted to enhance the rich, dark morello cherry and ripe raspberry fruits, with a combination of new American and new French oak, finishing with a silky tannin finish.  Rewarding in flavour the wine has complexity and elegance and is Vegan friendly.

WINEMAKER: Jo Irvine
VARIETAL: 100% Zinfandel
REGION: Barossa Valley
ALCOHOL 15% 

STORY

In reverence to this complex varietal, the Peritas Zinfandel is an acknowledgement of the wine style that ignited Jo Irvine’s passion for winemaking.  A single vineyard wine, displaying opulent fruit characters and beautifully balanced tannins.

PERITAS: Greek warrior Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) used greyhounds during his military campaigns. One faithful battle, his favourite greyhound Peritas fought a war elephant. Alexander was so impressed at the faithfulness and bravery of Peritas that he ordered a state funeral for his friend, named a city after him and had a statue erected in his honour in the city square.

CURRENT RELEASE AWARDS

Gold Medal
London Wine Competition
Sommelier Choice Awards – Wine of Varietal of the Year

Bronze Medal
London International Wine Challenge
New York International Wine Competition 

PREVIOUS VINTAGE AWARDS

2014 Peritas Zinfandel
Gold Medal
San Francisco International Wine Show
Huon Hooke – 95 points

Silver Medal
London Wine Competition

Bronze Medal
Halliday 

REVIEWS

Aromas of black cherry, charred oak, grilled red plum, grilled peach, and stewed blackberries. Palate has grilled flavors of black cherries, red plum, peach, raspberry, strawberry, slight green bell pepper.Sommelier Choice Awards 2021 Gold Medal.