2015 Domaine Tournon, Landsborough Vineyard Grenache
Single vineyard, organically farmed.
Variety: 100% Grenache
Region: Pyrenees, Victoria
The Landsborough vineyard sits at an altitude of 390m in the Western Pyrenees Ranges on a contoured block and is organically farmed.
The 2015 vintage was low yielding with good autumn sunshine and cool evenings which allowed for an even maturation of the grapes.
A mixture of clay, siltstone, quartz and shale.
Handpicked in late March, at optimal ripeness, Grenache’s potential relies on careful vineyard management and meticulous flavour assessment at the time of harvest.
The fruit was destemmed and transferred into a stainless steel tank where it was kept cool until fermentation started naturally. A 4-5 week maceration allowed for maximum colour and the tannins to soften.
In the style true to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the wine was aged in concrete tanks for 6 months.
Colour: bright ruby red
Nose: raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and spice.
Palate: bright summer fruits with a white pepper and spice finish, complemented by fine tannins. A full bodied wine with a long finish.