The Director's Cut Zinfandel by Francis Ford Coppola appears in a deep dark red with violet reflections in the glass.
In the nose, fully ripe, dark berries, sweet mocha notes and spices are clearly recognizable. The Director's Cut plays its cards to the full on the palate. Juicy blackberries, juicy plums, aromatic sour cherries combine with mocha, warm spices and fine wood nuances to create a Zinfandel that will remain in your memory. The body of the American red wine is very concentrated, the finish is very long and the tannin is perfectly combined with acidity and alcohol.
Vinification of the Director's Cut Zinfandel
The grapes for this premium Zinfandel come from the small single vineyard Dry Creek Valley in the Sonoma Valley, which is known for its outstanding Zinfandel. Half of the Director's Cut Zinfandel is fermented whole grape oxidatively. The marc cap is manually stirred in several times a day, which intensifies the colour and the tannins. The other half of the grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks. This Californian wine is aged in American and French barriques.
Food recommendation for the Zinfandel Director's Cut
This red wine from California is a real pleasure to grilled vegetable skewers, duck à l'orange and hearty gulaschein pots.
Awards for Coppola's Director's Cut Zinfandel
- International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC): Golf for 2013
- California State Fair Wine Competition: Silver & 90 Points for 2013
- Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition: Silver for 2013
- Critics Challenge International Wine Competition: Platinum & 94 Points for 2013
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||6,4|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||3,1|
|Occasion & Theme:||barbecue , wedding , Fireplace evening , gift for customers|
|Grape Variety:||Durif (Petite Sirah) , Shiraz , Zinfandel|
|Maturation:||American Oak , French Oak , Barrique 225 L|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||14|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , vegetable / vegetal , spicy , dřevité|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||New World , classic|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes|
|Glass Recommendation:||Red Wine Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , artistic|
|Bottle size in L:||0.75|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,3|
|Allergens and ingredients:||Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide|
|Distributor:||Weinkontor Freund GmbH - DE-ÖKO-001 - Nienkamp 17 - 33829 Borgholzhausen - Deutschland|