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.
Single vineyard, 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