Chapoutier Mathilda Marsanne Viognier

Chapoutier Tournon Mathilda Viognier Marsanne 2015

Central Victoria, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13%
Michel Chapoutier is one of France's most prominent winemakers; a seventh-generation member of the Chapoutier family who have been working in the famous Rhone Valley since 1808. Named after the Hermitage commune, Chapoutier established his Tournon label after purchasing vineyards in Victoria's Heathcote and Pyrenees regions in 1997.

Inspired by the great, long-lived white wines from France's Rhone Valley, this 2015 Chapoutier Tournon Mathilda Viognier Marsanne offers stunning fruit vibrancy, flavour and balance. Pale gold in colour, the Viognier adds beautiful aromatics with florals, honeysuckle and stonefruit notes leaping out of the glass. With plenty of drink-now appeal, it retains freshness and minerality while delivering excellent weight and mouthfeel following a few years in the bottle.

Available at this discounted clearance price, this is a superb value, personality-packed white wine that comes with our highest recommendation.

Availability: In stock

$14.90
Winemaker Michel Chapoutier is the seventh generation family member to lead Maison Chapoutier, first established in France in 1808. In 1997, with a natural curiosity and an eye for innovation, he first purchased and planted vineyards in Australia. Challenged to create great Shiraz, true to its unique terroir yet reminiscent of its French origins, Michel's Victorian vineyards were carefully selected for their superior aspects and the characteristics that their soils impart to the ultimate wine.
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Victoria
Central Victoria
750
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Michel Chapoutier established Tournon in 2007 shortly after purchasing 50 hectares of property in the heart of the Victorian Pyrenees and Heathcote. He recognized that the cool weather patterns and remarkable diversity of soil and exposures in this region would allow him to make distinctive wines from the Syrah/Shiraz grape of his homeland utilizing his biodynamic winegrowing philosophy. Named after the Hermitage commune, Tournon leads the movement in Australia towards elegant, balanced wines.

Grape varieties: Viognier and Marsanne

Soil: Podzolic layer coming from red ferruginous clays on shales.

Harvest: Grapes are harvested at maturity, avoiding over maturation.

Vinification: Grapes are destemmed and the gently press, cold sedimentation for 48 hours.

Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tank.

Maturing: The wine is entirely aged in stainless steel tank on lees for 5 months.

Tasting

Colour: pale gold colour

Nose: fresh crisp and fruity with stone fruit in abundance

Palate: supple and fresh attack, with great minerality and fruit weight

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