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1 - 7 of 7 Wines By Zema Estate
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Zema Estate Cluny 2012
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
Zema excel in the construct of multi varietal Bordelais styled reds. The family is proudly traditional in their approach to vineyard practice, favouring hand pruning and limited irrigation to maximise quality. Demetrio and Francesca Zema chose their ground carefully in 1982. Cluny captures the mood of Bordeaux, the feel and the presence of fine Medoc. A masterfully fashioned cépage of pure alchemy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Franc, magically brought forward through the addition of Malbec and patient ageing in smaller oak barrels.
$2499each
$297DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The enduring philosophy at tiny Zema is total commitment to a hands on approach. From soil to bottle, the family manages all aspects of the wine's quality. Zema's traditional vineyard practices of selection and minimal irrigation translate into harvests of the richest and most intensely flavoured grapes. Vines are all hand pruned, starting in June and continuing until August of each year. The key to success of the complex mix of varietals in Cluny is a painstaking harvest of the individual blocks of fruit at optimum maturity for each. Components are separately vinified in a mix of fermenters and oak, followed by fourteen months maturation in a combination of French and American hogsheads. Alcohol 14.0%
 
Dark red colour with purple hues. Ripe berry characters with a hint of regional mint and nutty vanillin oak. The palate displays attractive ripe red berry flavours, roundness and complexity. Well integrated oak and supportive tannins, an attractive acidity and full but soft tannin finish. Well structured with outstanding depth, the firm backbone of Cabernet is assisted by Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Match with a lasagna of layered beef ragu and wide noodles, pork belly or veal.
Currently out of stock
Zema Estate Coonawarra Cabernet 2004
Coonawarra
Coonawarra Cabernet is a genre unto itself, and Zema excels, burnished by fine tannins, oozing with currant, mint and cassis.
$2299each
$273DOZEN
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The passion for wine has never diminished at Zema. The family's dream has always been to own a piece of Coonawarra's famed Terra rossa soil and create their own world class wines. The attention to detail in the vineyard, including the very unfashionable practice of hand-pruning is what stands Zema apart from the majority in Coonawarra. This wine was made from optimally harvested fruit, fermented for 7 days under controlled temperatures in a combination of rotary and static fermenters. Maturation in small French and American oak casks for sixteen months has assisted in the development of a fabulous Coonawarra Cabernet that shows vibrant richness and attractive fruit flavours. Alcohol 14.0%
 
Dark colour with purple hue. Concentrated aromas of dark ripe berries, classic blackcurrant, sweet mulberry and cassis. Excellent varietal fruit, vibrant and rich on the palate with a great combination of berry fruit and refined nutty oak. Supremely elegant and savoury, the pristine sweet fruit is enveloped in the very firm dry tannins with tremendous ease and runs from the tip of the tongue to the very back of the palate.
Zema Estate Coonawarra Cabernet 2013
Coonawarra
Zema understand Coonawarra viticulture very well, it was their first workplace and home after immigrating to Australia, they still insist on personally husbanding their vines. Subtley contrasting mesoclimes and delicate variations of soil represent a palette of terroir, from which to craft a solidly structured Cabernet Sauvignon with malleable tannins, fragrant bramble fruit character and stylish oak, the essential construct of Coonawarra. Match Zema with succulently roast garlic lamb, twice cooked duck or slowly braised cheek of beef.
$2299each
$273DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Nicola Zema started working for Wynns in 1953, hand pruning, picking and planting, a job that continued until his retirement. His passion never abated, the Zema family's consuming ambition was to one day own a piece of Coonawarra's famed Terra rossa soils so that they could create their own wines. Grapes are harvested at the very moment they achieve optimal ripeness. The musts are vinified for several days under controlled temperatures in a combination of rotary and static fermenters. Assemblage and fourteen months maturation in a selection of small French and American oak barrels have contributed to the evolution of a wine characterized by richness and intensity. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Medium red colour with purple hue. Dark berries and spice on the nose, a subtle hint of regional mint and attractive violet lift. The palate is attractively textured and complex with rich ripe fruit, bold, dark red berry flavours and hints of regional mint are supported by well integrated oak and persistent tannins, before a persistent, balanced finish.
Zema Estate Family Selection Cabernet 2010
Coonawarra
Available in cartons of six
The pick of the Zema crop and a big family secret, that this outstanding wine is produced in extremely limited quantities. Zema are proudly traditional in their approach to sustainable vineyard practice, controlling crop levels and hand pruning the vines. These practices are enhanced by the family's three strategically selected vineyard locations, capitalising on the regions subtle variations. Family Selection has all the characteristics of a classic Coonawarra Cabernet, concentrated, in a fuller style, with a big palate and exceptional balance.
$4499each
$537DOZEN
EACH
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Coonawarra is well renowned for its remarkable Terra rossa, a thin metre of soil overlaying a deep formation of limestone, which yields the richest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Zema have applied old world traditions of site selection to identify the locations most suitable to viticulture. It all begins in the vineyard, as fruit is closely monitored throughout the ripening. The most outstanding parcels are selected for their intensity and varietal flavour. Family Selection is vinified under strictly controlled temperatures for a week, a component is treated to a course of oak barrel ferments for complexity. Two years maturation in French hogsheads and barriques has achieved a wine of textural richness. Alcohol 14.0%
 
Vibrant deep purple colour with brick red hues. Ripe dark berry aromas, a hint of mint supported by cassis and nutty oak. A full and flavoursome palate displaying intense ripe dark fruit, mint and refined cedary French oak. Full bodied, exhibits a memorable, enduring finish to fine grained, lingering tannins. Vigorous and well structured, long on flavour, nicely developed and already drinking extremely well.
Zema Estate Family Selection Shiraz 2010
Coonawarra
Available in cartons of six
Zema own a precious slice of Coonawarra's remarkable Terra rossa, a thin metre of soil over deep formation of limestone, whence to source limited harvests of world class Shiraz. Family Selection is a small batch wine of great intensity and exceptional depth, superior concentration and maximum development. Spicy pepper and sweet berry fruit flavours abound, before a lingering finish on a length of firm oaky tannins, a fuller style of Shiraz with excellent balance, profound structure, elegance and poise.
$4499each
$537DOZEN
EACH
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The dedicated Zema family are proudly traditional in their approach to viticulture, favouring hand pruning and dry growing vines to maximise quality. These practices are enhanced by the Zema team's three strategically selected prime vineyard locations, capitalising on Coonawarra's subtle climactic variations. Shiraz is vinified for a week on skins under strict temperature controls. A portion is barrel fermented to enhance complexity. Components are matured for two years in a selection of small French and American oak barrels, fully integrating the fruit, tannins and oak into a vibrant rich wine with profound bouquet and attractive flavours. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Rich purple colour with hints of red. Attractive with plum, dark black pepper and subtle spicy notes supported by notes of nutty, toasted oak. Concentrated varietal flavours of plum fruit with fine tannin roundness and persistence, emphasized by stylish vanillin oak. Zema recommend a glass of Family Selection with braised beef cheeks, pork belly or ripe, hard cheese.
Currently out of stock
Zema Estate Merlot 2006
Coonawarra
The brothers Zema go back a long way with viticulture, their family operated a wine bar in Calabria and Papa worked at Wynn's for over twenty years, planting, pruning and picking. Zema possess a natural affinity with the land, their first acquisition in Australia was a contemplative choice, a small block of mature vines in the very heart of Coonawarra. Merlot grows brilliantly here, the highly auspicious Terra Rossa soils yield wines with rich cherry violet bouquets and flavours, tender tannins and an intensity of fruit that's drinking magnificently.
$2599each
$309DOZEN
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Zema's vines are flattered by a regimen of the most fastidious management, training and pruning is carried out to the most exacting standards and yields are purposely kept low to optimize the quality of harvest. Merlot is picked to a schedule determined by full physiological ripeness as the fruit achieves an intensity and concentration of flavour. Grapes are crushed, de-stemmed into static fermenters and vinified under strict temperature controls for a week. A portion of the ferments are completed in barrel to enhance integration with oak. The finished components are matured sixteen months in a selection of French barriques. Alcohol 13.5%
 
Attractive dark medium colour with purple hues. Ripe red berry, cassis and dark cherry nose supported by nutty French oak. The palate displays attractive soft plum and complex berry flavours. Extended French oak maturation has infused a vibrant richness and finely integrated, delicate oak character. Well structured and showing an outstanding depth of fruit, drinking very well after a few years of bottle age, match it with paella and coq au vin or a farced and well seasoned quail.
Zema Estate Shiraz 2013
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
The Zema family go back a long way with Coonawarra wine, to the early 1950s when Samuel & David Wynn re established the historic John Riddoch wineworks under their own label. Matteo Zema was one of Wynn's first viticulturalists, hand pruning, picking and planting vines during the era when Coonawarra Shiraz was most successfully marketed as Claret. Grown to rich Terra rossa soils, Zema are renowned for the most memorable vintages in Coonawarra, their estate grown Shiraz is an edifying wine of charm, character and grace.
$2499each
$297DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Grape growing and winemaking have been the most significant tradition of Zema family heritage dating back to the 1800s. The Zema family is proudly traditional in its approach to viticulture, favouring hand pruning and dry grown vines to maximise fruit quality. These techniques are enhanced by the family's three strategically selected vineyard locations, capitalising on the region's subtle climactic variations. Shiraz is vinified over the course of a week under controlled temperatures in a combination of rotary and static fermenters. The finished wine is treated to fourteen months maturation in small French and American oak hogsheads, achieving a seamless construct of Coonawarra Shiraz. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Attractive deep red colour, purple hues. Ripe red berries on the bouquet, a hint of black pepper and underlying spice. The palate is complex, flavoursome yet elegant. Rich berry flavours are enhanced by toasty oak, tight and persistent tannins, excellent weight of fruit weight and a fine balance. A warming finish and persistence of flavour.
Grape growing and winemaking has been a large part of the Zema Family history and heritage dating back to the 1800s

Matteo Zema opened the first wine bar/tavern in Armo, Reggio Calabria in 1835, much to the angst of the local authorities at the time. Although the tavern no longer exists, it was this legacy and a passion for wine that has been passed down from generation to generation. After migrating to Australia, Nicola Zema started working for Wynns in 1953, hand pruning, picking and planting, a job that continued through until his retirement in 1975.

Zema Estate

The passion for wine never diminished and the Zema family's dream was to one day own a piece of Coonawarra’s famed terra rossa soil and create their own world class wines. Coonawarra is world renowned for its remarkable terra rossa soil, a thin metre-deep band of soil overlaying a deep formation of limestone. Another major influence on the region's viticultural performance is the permanent water table two to four metres below the surface.

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The dream became reality in 1982 when Demetrio and Francesca Zema purchased one of the finest parcels of viticultural land, in the very heart of the Coonawarra region. The first vintage of Zema Estate wines was made with very little equipment, a tin shed and an old milk tanker under the generous guidance of veteran Coonawarra Winemaker Ken Ward.

The Zema family moved in to the small home on site and went about establishing their new winery. Additional buildings were added over time, from the initial winery and Cellar Door sales constructed in time for the 1983 vintage to the recently added new Cellar Door, office complex and warehouse which was finally opened in 2006.

From Demetrio's original 20 acre vineyard the Zema family have further developed vineyards to today's holdings of more than 150 acres, all required to keep up with the flourishing demand for Zema Estate's premium quality red wines. Things have changed at Zema Estate since its first vintage in 1982. Today the Zema winery is as modern as any in Coonawarra with the equipment and capacity required for quality wine production.

Today Zema Estate is managed by Nick and Matt Zema with Demetrio and Francesca never too far away, either helping out in Cellar Door or cooking up a storm for visitors, staff and guests. There is also a small team of dedicated staff, many of whom have worked with the family for a number of years and contributing enormously to the success of the wines and the business. The bottling of all Zema Estate wines is done on-site at the winery. The family has for many years operated its own bottling line however due to increasing demand this has recently changed to using a large and modern mobile bottling facility which sets up on-site on demand.

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The Zema winemaking team painstakingly pump the reddening juice over the grape skins during fermentation, optimising colour and tannin extraction balanced with strong fruit flavours. Further richness and complexity develops with fermentation in oak, static and rotary fermenters before being matured in small oak casks. Vintage usually occurs March to April, with great care taken to preserve the grapes intensity of flavour and structure created by the combination of Coonawarra's soil, climate and the family's traditional vineyard practices.

Zema Estate is vigorously traditional in its approach to vineyard practices. Zema rejects the irrigation and mechanical pruning common in the region, in favour of dry land viticulture and hand pruning to produce intense, rich fruit of unparalleled quality. Although the Zema family deservedly takes great pride in their achievements they have not lost sight of their original philosophies, estate grown, hand pruned, minimally irrigated and hand crafted. Premium Coonawarra estate bottled wines, consistent refined and exceptional

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