Both Zitta and DeFazio labels are true single-vineyard wines, made from our De Fazio Vineyard. Each vintage reflects the unique characteristics of the sub-appelation of the North-West Barossa Valley and the growing season in which the wine was produced.
They are crafted by hand in the natural, traditional way, with minimal intervention and plenty of time to fully develop prior to release. They are powerful, yet elegant wines, displaying the characteristic finesse and complexity of the vineyard site.
The wines undergo a natural fermentation process in the winery and are an expression of the vineyard. This allows you to identify seasonal vintage characteristics and make comparisons between the vintages, just as wine-lovers have done with highly sought after European single-vineyard wines for centuries.
My father, who taught me how important the aspects of the vineyard are to good wine making, intuitively sensed that fruit power and concentration, along with ripe tannins, were key components of optimum red wine quality.
He believed grapes from one part of the vineyard would bring perfume and structure, another concentration and ripeness, a third complexity and finesse.
And thanks to the varied aspects of our vineyard, we believe our wines most certainly prove him correct, we hope you do too.