Mathilda Shiraz 2012

Tournon by M. Chapoutier

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.

Tasting Notes

This Shiraz shows a brilliant, dark ruby appearance with intense aromas of ripe black fruits and peppers. The palate is fresh and juicy with silky and elegant tannins.

Food Pairing

This rich classic varietal pairs beautifully with brisket, stews, roast lamb, BBQ  and mushroom dishes.

Vineyard & Production Info
Soil composition:
Quartz, Red Ferruginous Schist, Shale, Clay
Training method:
VSP
Elevation:
1,980 feet
Vines/acre:
2,400
Yield/acre:
2.4 tons
Exposure:
Various
Harvest time:
March
First vintage of this wine:
2010
Bottles produced of this wine:
120,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Shiraz
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
7-10 days days
Fermentation temperature:
Up to 86 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
14-21 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks and Cement vats
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.5 %

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