Pemberton ‘Earth & Barrel’ Zinfandel 2021
$20.00eachCustom Label Designer
About The Wine
Flavours of mulberry and glazed plum and sweet spicy notes with fine integrated tannins. Bright berry fruits are well balanced by the rich yet savoury lingering finish giving it an enticing texture and mouthfeel. It was aged for 10 months in old French oak before being blended, cold stabilized, sterile filtered and bottled.
Comments from Wine buyer Steve
This is a great Pemberton Zinfandel! This Zinfandel has incredible length considering the size of the fruit on the front. A heavier Zinfandel and one that can handle its own when paired with a heavy red meat dish. This wine sells for $30.00 per bottle under brand and our customers are getting a bargain at $19.00 per bottle.
My Score 96/100 WAC Gold.
What is Zinfandel?
Debate and discussion about the origin of this variety has raged over the past few years, but early in the new millennium it was established that the Californian Zinfandel is genetically identical to the Italian variety Primitivo and also to the obscure Croatian variety Crljenak Kastelanski. The last named was believed to be the oldest provenance and thus the correct name.
Zinfandel is popular in California where it makes all manner of wines; perhaps the best is the rugged dry reds where finesse is not an issue. Most popular is ‘white Zin’ which is a sweetish pink style that gets short shrift from most serious wine critics.
Some enthusiastic winemakers give it careful treatment including several picking passes and attentive work in the winery followed by oak aging to produce wines of some distinction.
In Australia, Cape Mentelle at Margaret River and Nepenthe in the Adelaide Hills were the first to establish a reputation for producing good Zinfandel wines, but they now have plenty of competitors.
It is fair to say that wines from this variety in Australia are a work in progress, but most producers seem to be aiming at a robust red style rather than the sometimes insipid “White Zin” beverage.
About The Producer
This winery was established in 1998. The prevailing temperate climate, gently undulating landscape and the rich gravelly loam soils that overlay the clay base, were all strong deciding features of the selection – quite possibly the same factors that influenced Professor Gladstone’s recommendations.
The vineyard is set amongst magnificent and picturesque Karri and Jarrah forests for which Pemberton is famous. The winery team are small one but a passionate one and are very proud of the widespread acclaim and awards they have won for their wines. Being a boutique winery, they pride themselves on remaining true to our hearts in producing exceptional quality wine, providing our clients with a truly memorable experience and showcasing the beautiful part of the world that is Pemberton.