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 L Block Shiraz brings Michel Chapoutier’s single parcel approach to the renowned Malakoff vineyard for the first time. This dry farmed “L” shaped block on a south exposed slope, has unique shale and iron rich soil which creates incredible complexity in the wine.
The soil is composed of schists, lauze rocks made of limestone and quartz
Harvest is performed at maturity avoiding over-maturation.
100% destemmed grapes are fermented in concrete or stainless steel tanks. Maceration lasts from 4 to 6 weeks. A gentle extraction by pumping-over and a long maceration on skins ensure elegant and finest tannins.
100% of the wine is aged for 18 months in French wood barrels.
Colour: intense and deep ruby colour with hints of violet
Nose: black fruits, violet and fur
Palate: fresh attack, velvety middle palate, spices, slightly acid wild strawberries. A great length.
2014 Domaine T&C L-Block Shiraz
Single Vineyard, organically farmed
Region: Pyrenees, Victoria