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.
Shallow fersialitic soils derived from quaternary alluviums of clays, on shales and siltstones (primary age) with inclusions of quartz.
Grapes are hand-harvested in usually between 5th and 10th March.
Whole bunch pressing, followed by a cold sedimentation for 36 hours. Indigenous alcoholic fermentation in Stainless Steel Tanks.
The wine is aged in stainless Steel Tanks on lees for a few weeks.
Colour: pale gold colour with hints of green.
Nose: a combination of pear, ripe lemon and jasmine.
Palate: rich and intense palate, very expressive with a young fruity start followed by an incredibly long and mineral finish