Domaine Terlato-Chapoutier Shiraz Lieu Dit Malakoff Pyrenees Australia 2006

External Review by WineExpress.com:

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. Only 400 cases of this 2006 were produced and it received 90 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine who noted "Seems more elegant than the brawny 2005". The Wine Spectator scored it 91 points saying "Crisp and vibrant. A juicy mouthful of blueberry and plum flavors, with a black pepper note and a pleasing minerality to the finish that give this distinction. Best from 2009 through 2016." On Sale!

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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

External Reviews for Domaine Terlato-Chapoutier Shiraz Lieu Dit Malakoff Pyrenees Australia

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/22/2012

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. Only 400 cases of this 2006 were produced and it received 90 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine who noted "Seems more elegant than the brawny 2005". The Wine Spectator scored it 91 points saying "Crisp and vibrant. A juicy mouthful of blueberry and plum flavors, with a black pepper note and a pleasing minerality to the finish that give this distinction. Best from 2009 through 2016." On Sale!


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Crisp and vibrant. A juicy mouthful of blueberry and plum flavors with a black pepper note and a pleasing minerality to the finish that give this distinction. Best from 2009 through 2016. 400 cases made. -HS Wine Spectator.




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