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Domaine Terlato Shiraz-Viognier Australia White 2006

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Black raspberry red color. Complex with black fruit aromas (black cherry and black currant) some chocolate and toasty notes. Explosive black berry and pomegranate-like flavors with perfectly matched tannins that give the wine a long, lasting aftertaste. A treat to drink now and will age well for 7-10 years.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Domaine Terlato Shiraz-Viognier Australia White

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,670
4.50 5
02/11/2010

This starts off with a decidedly oaky nose but there is a nice black pepper tone and plenty of stemmy, almost floral notes, with a real oystershell mineral edge that helps the wild berry and dried plum fruit to pop. This is really tight up front with a very lean, crisp feel that is decidedly un-shirazy. There is plenty of fresh blueberry fruit with nice notes of pepper and very well integrated and unobtrusive oak. On the finish the fruit turns a bit more assertive and darker with a vivid plummy streak and a tiny bit of heat. This really has a compelling inner mouth perfume that is light, fresh and floral tinted. This is savory with a vibrant real edge to it. 93pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.50 5
02/06/2010

The nose is decadent, featuring chocolate, strawberries, cedar, tobacco, and cinnamon. Good acidity and mild tannins on the mouth, with a long fruit finish and a touch of butter


Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
12/22/2009

A heady nose, with tart lime and quince notes. Nice florals and good mouthfeel. Cherry and cedar flavors before a bright fruit finish.


Snooth User: asevier
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5.00 5
08/05/2009

Deep garnet color. White pepper, wild strawberry preserves, and cocoa Slight rhubarb edge with a mouthfilling texture and lingering savory, earthly spice.


External Reviews for Domaine Terlato Shiraz-Viognier Australia White

External Review
02/21/2009

95% Shiraz and 5% Viognier, but the little 5% does an amazing job lifting the aromas out of the glass. Fun and different, this is a fantastic little wine. Bright ruby and purple in the glass with a fresh apricot nose over black pepper, blackberry and... Mike Supple. A Proprietary Blend wine from Victoria in Australia. 2006 Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


External Review
06/03/2010

A spicy Shiraz from the vineyards of Central Victoria brightened with a boost of Viognier for aroma and balance, as often practiced in Frances most highly regarded appellation of the Northern Rhone Valley, Cte Rtie.


External Review
10/15/2009

A spicy Shiraz from the vineyards of Central Victoria brightened with a boost of Viognier for aroma and balance, as often practiced in France’s most highly regarded appellation of the Northern Rhone Valley, Côte Rôtie.


External Review
03/23/2009

With its trademark braille label and biodynamically grown grapes, this example of Chapoutier's diverse range leans toward the modern styling. 95% Shiraz with just a touch of Viognier.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesIntense 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.


External Review
10/15/2009

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. A Syrah wine from Victoria in Australia. 2006 Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Shiraz lieu dit Malakoff 750ml


External Review
01/19/2010

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Black raspberry red color. Complex with black fruit aromas (black cherry and black currant) some chocolate and toasty notes. Explosive black berry and pomegranate-like flavors with perfectly matched tannins that give the wine a long, lasting aftertaste. A treat to drink now and will age well for 7-10 years.

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