Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier 2007

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Wine Tasting Notes Intense red. Red berries, followed by hints of exotic fruit. Round structure with fine tannins displaying fruity characteristics. A spicy Shiraz from the vineyards of Central Victoria brightens with a boost of Viognier for aroma and balance, as often practiced in Frances most highly regarded appellation of the Northern Rhone Valley, Cote Rotie. The grapes grown in this Austrialian vineyard where planted on 19th century French rootstocks, another nod to the French tradition & influence in this new world wine. This wine is a collaborative effort between two renowned wine families; Chapoutier from the Rhne Valley in France, and Terlato family of Napa Valley in California.

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Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier:
The Story: Renowned Rhone Valley innovator Michel Chapoutier unlocks the potential of soil and sun in Victoria, Australia. Vineyard: When Michel saw Malakoff he said “Greatness is possible here.” The Lieu Dit Malakoff Shiraz is a single vineyard with 46 planted acres on an Eastern facing slope. The Shiraz-Viognier is grown further south on the Geelong peninsula. Soil: At Malakoff, r... Read more
The Story: Renowned Rhone Valley innovator Michel Chapoutier unlocks the potential of soil and sun in Victoria, Australia. Vineyard: When Michel saw Malakoff he said “Greatness is possible here.” The Lieu Dit Malakoff Shiraz is a single vineyard with 46 planted acres on an Eastern facing slope. The Shiraz-Viognier is grown further south on the Geelong peninsula. Soil: At Malakoff, red schist allows deep root penetration and contains high levels of iron. The schist combines with quartz which adds flinty character and aromas of white peppercorn. Climate: Continental with extreme daily swings in temperature (can change 45⁰ F to 100⁰ F) which allows a later harvest than is typical in the region for enhanced ripeness that preserves complex aromas and flavors. The fruit for Shiraz Viognier comes from the more moderate Geelong peninsula with cooling maritime breezes. Viticulture: The Malakoff vineyards are planted on their own rootstocks, farmed with minimal irrigation and grown with a focus on low yields (less than 1 ton/acre for Malakoff) all of which combine to produce intensely flavored, complex fruit. The Shiraz Viognier vineyards are grafted to 19th century French rootstocks. Vinification: They ferment in concrete tanks for a longer, slower, gentler maceration that results in precise tannin and delicacy of flavor with minerality and spice intact. The Shiraz-Viognier partially co-ferments to enhance and the color extraction and combine the flavors. Aging: 100% aged in French oak for 10-12 months Read less
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Snooth User: mitoubab
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3.50 5
06/01/2010

Never had this type of blend before, but I was curious to try the work of Terlato & Chapoutier. Hard to taste on its own, it definitely needs food to stand out. Had it with braised lamb and it was awesome!


Snooth User: asevier
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5.00 5
08/05/2009

Unique! Floral smoky aromas with dense plum fruit and bright acidity. I had it with grilled ribs with a homemade BBQ sauce.


Snooth User: Nikolette
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3.50 5
11/07/2009

Appearance: clear, medium intensity, ruby, legs Nose: clean, medium intensity, developing, blueberry, blackcurrant, black pepper Palate: dry, medium acidity, high tannin, medium body, high alcohol, plum fruit, black pepper Conclusions: good, ready to drink, but could age


Snooth User: ehhpic
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3.00 5
07/26/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2010

This joint-venture has been turning out consistently charming, balanced Shiraz over the past few vintages. The 2007 is simultaneously peppery-spicy, floral-perfumed and meaty-savory. It's medium-bodied, with a lovely plump softness to its mouthfeel, ... Wine Enthusiast. A Proprietary Blend wine from Victoria in Australia. 2007 Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

From a partnership between Michel Chapoutier and the owner of Paterno Imports, the Terlato family, the 2005 Shiraz/Viognier is an exotic, fleshy, plump, seductive vin de plaisir. Exotic litchi nut, apricot, black cherry, and cassis characteristics are found in this fleshy, soft, deliciously fruity, supple-textured Aussie red. Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

For the second consecutive vintage, this wine comes close to mimicking those elusive floral and spice elements of the northern Rhône. The flavors combine apricot and blueberry fruit with licorice, black olive, coffee and cracked pepper. A medium-bodied Shiraz for near-term consumption, but loaded with complexity. Drink now-2012.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A very perfumed and complex nose - raspberry jam and floral notes while the wine rests in the glass, with swirling deeper notes of meat, pepper and underbrush and a hint of smoke come out, providing the perfect complement and support to the sweet fru... John Perry. A Proprietary Blend wine from Victoria in Australia. 2007 Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 2004 Shiraz/Viognier offers peppery tapenade notes intermixed with cassis and spice. Deep, fleshy, rich, complex, and loaded with fruit, it is ideal for drinking over the next 5-7 years.


External Review
04/06/2010

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier combines the vision of Anthony J. Terlato, the founder of luxury importer and marketer Terlato Wines International, and Michel Chapoutier, the esteemed Rhône grower and vintner whose compelling wines have been exalted by critics around the world. The origin of the Terlato & Chapoutier partnership in Australia dates back to 1998, when Chapoutier enthusiastically told Terlato about a top vineyard site in Australia. Located on an eastern-facing slope on the southern edge of the Pyrenees Hills in western Central Victoria, the region’s soil could produce “great wines,” according to Chapoutier. An impressive offering, this is a unique blend, using the Côte Rôtie tradition of combining 5% Viognier with Syrah, which produces a spicy, aromatic wine. The grapes, planted on 19th century French rootstock, are destemmed and fermented in cement and stainless steel tanks. The maceration lasts 3 weeks in order to give the wine the good tannic structure required for aging and stability. A portion of the Viognier grapes were added during fermentation to fully integrate the flavor and tannins. It shows deep color and intense flavors of red and black berries, gingerbread and black pepper spice. Wine Enthusiast Magazine rated it 91 points saying "This joint-venture has been turning out consistently charming, balanced Shiraz over the past few vintages. The 2007 is simultaneously peppery-spicy, floral-perfumed and meaty-savory. It’s medium-bodied, with a lovely plump softness to its mouthfeel, yet not without spine. Drink it over the next 5-8 years."


External Review
10/15/2009

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier combines the vision of Anthony J. Terlato, the founder of luxury importer and marketer Terlato Wines International, and Michel Chapoutier, the esteemed Rhône grower and vintner whose compelling wines have been exalted by critics around the world. The origin of the Terlato & Chapoutier partnership in Australia dates back to 1998, when Chapoutier enthusiastically told Terlato about a top vineyard site in Australia. Located on an eastern-facing slope on the southern edge of the Pyrenees Hills in western Central Victoria, the region’s soil could produce “great wines,” according to Chapoutier. An impressive offering, this is a unique blend, using the Côte Rôtie tradition of combining 5% Viognier with Syrah, which produces a spicy, aromatic wine. The grapes, planted on 19th century French rootstock, are destemmed and fermented in cement and stainless steel tanks. The maceration lasts 3 weeks in order to give the wine the good tannic structure required for aging and stability. A portion of the Viognier grapes were added during fermentation to fully integrate the flavor and tannins. It shows deep color and intense flavors of red and black berries, gingerbread and black pepper spice.


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Wine Tasting Notes Intense red. Red berries, followed by hints of exotic fruit. Round structure with fine tannins displaying fruity characteristics. A spicy Shiraz from the vineyards of Central Victoria brightens with a boost of Viognier for aroma and balance, as often practiced in Frances most highly regarded appellation of the Northern Rhone Valley, Cote Rotie. The grapes grown in this Austrialian vineyard where planted on 19th century French rootstocks, another nod to the French tradition & influence in this new world wine. This wine is a collaborative effort between two renowned wine families; Chapoutier from the Rhne Valley in France, and Terlato family of Napa Valley in California.

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