Z WINE (Z for Zerk) is the creation of dynamic sisters Janelle and Kristen Zerk. With over 170 years of Barossa heritage behind them they grew up together in the Barossa Valley on a vineyard that has been in the Zerk family for five generations.
The [XAVE] Late Harvest is hand-picked from very ripe bunches of Semillon from Janelle’s Vineyard on Krondorf road along with dry-grown Old Vine Riesling.
Together these varieties have produced an outstanding crisp sweet wine balanced with an amazing acidity showing lemon sorbet, honey, lime and white peach characters. We recommend to serve chilled as an aperitif with goats curd and roast capsicum or for dessert with a citrus lemon and lime tart.
VARIETY: 51% SINGLE VINEYARD SEMILLON
49% OLD VINE RIESLING
OAK: NIL | ALCOHOL: 10.5 % ALC/VOL | R/S: 55g/L
WINEMAKER: JANELLE ZERK
Very pale white gold.
Dried wildflower and lightly stewed apple over nuanced spicy oak. Crisp, lightly savoury, lemony Semillon with texture and length. Layered and flavoursome yet relatively light and bright for what is a wood-aged white, the pristine fruit shining through on the finish, balanced by chalky acidity. Sips nicely on its own but truly shines with grilled white fish or poultry.
Worth cellaring through to 2028.
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