Notes: Blackberry, blackcurrant Strawberry Pepper, Cinnamon Peach Vanilla Dried Fruit Tobacco
Acidity: Medium -
Alcohol (%): 15.5
Origin: California, United States of America
Maker: Tussock Jumper
- Primitivo (Zinfandel, Crljenak Kastelanski)
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Awards: >85 pts
Decanting: 30nin-1 hour
Asian Food Pairing: Sweet and sour spare ribs, pork fried rice, braised beef brisket.
Western Food Pairing: tomahawk steak, pepperoni pizza, red sauce pastas.
Tussock Jumper Zinfandel 2018
Tussock Jumper Zinfandel is a hearty wine that hails from California, USA.
Dark ruby red colour. The bouquet opens with ripe blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla notes. The full-bodied palate is well-balanced with a juicy acidity, soft tannins, ripe fruit flavours that extend to a long finish. Silky smooth fruit bomb of blackberries, cassis and strawberries with a touch of pepper, vanilla and earthy spices. Closes in a crisp spicy finish.
100% Zinfandel. The grapes come from vineyards in the Lodi area of California's Sacramento River Delta. Lodi is an emerging star for producing intense, fruity Zinfandel with ripe berry flavours. The grapes cool off on warm Central Valley days thanks to breezes off the Delta, extending the growing season and adding layers of flavour.
After fermentation, a gentle pressing of the must adds flavour and colour, while avoiding the overly drying tannins found in the seeds. The full malolactic conversion softens the acids and add complexity to the nose. The wine ages on oak at cool temperatures until it is ready for the final blend.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Best Value California Wine Spectator (USA)
This full-bodied wine offers earthy, funky, black peppery aromas followed by good blackberry and strawberry flavors on a rich texture.