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.
Well drained soil comprised of loose quartz with shale and siltstone.
Hand picked at night in March
Whole bunch pressing, followed by a cold sedimentation for 36 hours. Wild yeast fermentation in Stainless Steel Tanks.
The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks on lees for a few weeks.
Colour: pale gold color with green reflects.
Nose: fresh white fruits (peach, apricot) and floral (tileul, acacia) aromas
Palate: fresh wine with a generous round structure supported by a good balance between acidity and minerality/salinity.
Recommended food pairing: white meat curry, roasted poultry, asian salads, sushi and sashimi.
Serving temperature: 9-11°C.
Ageing potential: 2-5 years.