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 wine is pale gold in color with a fresh,crisp,fruity nose. Supple and fresh on the palate with a crisp long finsh reminiscent of stone fruits and wonderful minerality.  This wine offers complexity, depth and weight yet leaves the palate refreshed and ready for another sip.

 

Food Pairing

Perfect as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to shellfish or linguine w/ clams, veal chicken or light game.

Vineyard & Production Info
Soil composition:
Podzolic layer coming from red ferruginous clays on shales.
Training method:
VSP
Elevation:
1,980 feet
Yield/acre:
2.4 tons
Harvest time:
February-March
First vintage of this wine:
2013
Bottles produced of this wine:
65,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
85% Viognier, 15% Marsanne
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of maceration:
10-14 days
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
5 months on the Lees
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.5 %
pH level:
3.3
Residual sugar:
4.0 g/L
Dry extract:
6.2 g/L

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