2021 wolfie zinfandel

zinfandel is a curious grape. Its ancestral home is Croatia but it was wiped out there about 100 years ago.
luckily for us it had already jumped ship and found its way to places like california and apuglia.
its’s probably one of the hardest grapes to grow successfully and so many wineries have chosen to leave it alone.

luckily for us we have james sweetapple, one of the most knowledgeable people about this variety in australia. james has travelled through Italy learning about the grape and uses this knowledge in coaxing quality dry red zinfandels out of the cool climate of orange.

one of the tricks to growing zins for this style is to get the grapes to amarone or shrivel on the vine. this leads to greater richness of flavour.



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