Terlato Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier 2015

Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier 2015

Central Victoria, Victoria   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Terlato & Chapoutier is a collaborative effort between two renowned wine families; Chapoutier from France's Rhône Valley and the Terlato family of Napa Valley in California. This is a venture with an impeccable pedigree if ever there were one.  

As with previous vintages of this hugely popular wine, the 2015 Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier is entirely aged in stainless steel tanks for up to 12 months; the absence of oak allowing the vibrant fruit to shine and providing an approachability that allows it to be enjoyed young. Round and structured, this wine features plenty of red fruit flavours, subtle spice and soft tannins - another really impressive offering under this label.

Availability: In stock

$18.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier combines the vision of Anthony J. Terlato, the founder of luxury importer and marketer Terlato Wines International, and Michel Chapoutier, the esteemed Rhône grower and vintner whose compelling wines have been exalted by critics around the world. The origin of the Terlato & Chapoutier partnership in Australia dates back to 1998, when Chapoutier enthusiastically told Terlato about a top vineyard site in Australia.

Located on an eastern-facing slope on the southern edge of the Pyrenees Hills in western Central Victoria, the region’s unique iron-rich and schist soils could produce “great wines,” according to Chapoutier, and the resulting single-vineyard Shiraz from the "Malakoff" vineyard and Shiraz-Viognier blend have been highly lauded since their release in 2006.
6
Victoria
Central Victoria
750
14.5
Grape variety: Shiraz /Syrah 95%, Viognier 5%.

Soil: Varying soils from red podzol overlying on schists to red sandy and silty soils.

Harvest: The crop is harvested at maturity, avoiding over maturation.

Vinification: The grapes are entirely destemmed. Maceration is carried out in cement or stainless steel tanks and lasts about two weeks in order to obtain a tannic structure necessary for preservation and good stability.

Maturation: The wine is entirely aged in stainless steel tanks from 10 to 12 months after vinification.

Colour: Intense red color.

Nose: Red berries followed by hints of exotic fruits.

Palate: Soft, smooth texture with fine tannins showing the fruit characters.

Ageing potential: +5 years

Closure: Screw cap

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