Domaine Tournon - Victoria Shiraz or Syrah 2009Heathcote
Country of OriginAustralia
- Food MatchRed Meats
- Food MatchRoasted Dishes
- Grape TypeShiraz/Syrah
- Residual Sugar g/l1.6
- Type of closureNatural Cork
- WinemakerMichel Chapoutier
In 1997, true to his pioneering spirit, Michel Chapoutier set out to explore the terroirs of the oldest continent. He wanted to meet people, people like him with a passionate interest in bringing out the true character of vines. A matter of convictions, too, prompting discovery and observation. He found land awaiting its revelation. Chapoutier's aim is to invent properties, not to follow the example of others. He buys land and joins forces with major winemaking families, playing on their complementary know-how and experience The result is exceptional Shiraz wines, displaying great elegance and mineral purity.
In 2002 he joined forces with Ron and Elva Laughton (Jasper Hill) in central Victoria, and at Heathcote, north of Melbourne, on a very unusual, early Cambrian soil. He has also worked with Rick Kinzbrunner on the Giaconda vineyard at Beechworth, in northeast Victoria, on a granite soil. After a brief experimental joint venture with his US importer (Terlato & Chapoutier), Maison M. Chapoutier bought two other Australian vineyards (Shays Flat and Landsborough) in the Victorian Pyrenees and set up the fully owned Domaine Tournon.
Colour: brilliant, dark ruby colour. Nose: deep with black fruits and pepper aromas. Palate: supple and generous with silky and elegant tannins.
Lamb, charcuterie, soft cheeses, goat's cheese.