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.
Viognier and Marsanne
Podzolic layer coming from red ferruginous clays on shales.
Grapes are harvested at maturity, avoiding over maturation.
Grapes are destemmed and the gently press, cold sedimentation for 48 hours.
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tank.
The wine is entirely aged in stainless steel tank on lees for 5 months.
Colour: pale gold colour
Nose: fresh crisp and fruity with stone fruit in abundance
Palate: supple and fresh attack, with great minerality and fruit weight