Maggio Old Vine Zinfandel

£14.00

PRODUCER: Maggio
SKU: MAGGIOZINFANDEL

Description

The Maggio range from California’s Oak Ridge Winery are produced by the fifth generation of the Maggio grape-growing family who turned their hand to winemaking in 2002 using their Lodi region vineyards. This old vine Zinfandel uses cool fermentation to retain fresh fruit characters, with malolactic fermentation giving the final wine a smooth mouthfeel and soft finish. A proportion of the wine was matured in various oak for six months: 60% of the oak was medium to heavy toast American oak and 40% of the oak was medium toast French oak.

This results in a deep and rich wine full of intense flavours of fleshy black cherry with mellow jam and chocolate overtones. Gentle on the palate with a subtle, smoky finish. Try with barbeque or roasted beef lamb and pork, robust pizza and tomato pasta dishes.

The Maggio family proudly put their name on bottles that reflect their long and uncompromising commitments to sustainable agriculture and winemaking excellence. 500 acres of estate vineyards throughout the Lodi American Viticultural Area bring a Mediterranean climate of warm days with coastal evening breezes, ideal for the cultivation of world-class wine grapes. The vines, some of which are over 100 years old, are gnarled and sculpted by time, yielding small amounts of intensely flavoured fruit to create wines that are the ultimate expression of their terroir.

Wine Notes

Sub Type: Red
Grape: Zinfandel 79% Merlot 10% Other Varieties 8% Cabernet Sauvignon 3%
Country: USA
Region/Appellation: California/Lodi
Tasting Notes:

Deep and rich with intense flavours of fleshy black cherry with mellow jam and chocolate overtones. Gentle on the palate with a subtle, smoky finish.

Appearance: Purple
Body: Full
Sweetness: Dry
Blending: Blended
Oaking: Part-Oaked
ABV: 13.5%
Vintage: 2017
World Type: New World
Closure: Screw Cap
Wine Size: 75cl
Suitable: N/A
Food Match: Barbecue|Beef|Lamb|Pork|Pizza|Pasta
Producer: Maggio
SKU MAGGIOZINFANDEL

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