On the labels alone, the new organic wine range from Zonte’s scores highly. Imaginative and beautiful, they reflect a deep-seated empathy with nature.
The label for Lady of the Lake viognier 2020 draws inspiration from the lotus flower which is highly regarded in many cultures as a symbol for purity and enlightenment. So far so good. The viognier looks good, but does it taste good?
The fragrant scent of bush honey, honeysuckle with pear offers good complexity. The grape’s ripeness and associated alcohol, 13%, is modest compared to some viogniers out there and it relays a fine textural mouthfeel and, importantly, a lively acidity and freshness.
The palate’s supple with fleshy apricot, orange peel and citrus flavours. Sourced from the Fleurieu Peninsula, which does a mighty fine job with Rhone Valley grape varieties, it is also vegan friendly for all those vegans out there.