Liberty School Zinfandel 2012
Dark ruby in colour, perfumed with delicate aromas of plums, black cherries, coffee, pepper and sweet spices. The wine is well balanced with firm, yet supple tannins and a bright zing of acidity. On the palate, juicy flavoursof plum and ripe cherries mingle with hints of dark chocolate and pepper that linger on the finish.
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At harvest, the fruit is destemmed, crushed and placed in stainless steel fermenting tanks. The wine then undergoes a series of pump-overs during fermentation to enhance colour and tannin extraction.
The 2011 Zinfandel was aged in 100% American oak barrels (15% new). During the 15 months of aging, the wine was racked twice. It was cross-flow filtered just prior to bottling.
HOPE FAMILY WINES
The Hope family have been farming in the Paso Robles for more than 30 years. When they arrived they planted apple orchards and grapes. Little did they know that this region would become one of the foremost viticultural regions of the Central Coast. They now have some 40ha of their own (where the Austin Hope wines are sourced) and some 450ha under long term contracts and supervised by their own viticulturists.
Austin hope, is the third generation of farmers, and the first generation of winemakers! He has a passion for Rhone varietals. The Liberty School wines offer some of the best value for money Californian wines. The grapes are sourced from over 50 growers. Treana is the flagship range and the red is a cult Californian wine - we hope that will happen in the UK!