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Terlato-Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier 2008

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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 V

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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: Cheri
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4.00 5
12/03/2010

I like shiraz, and I like viognier. But a shiraz-viognier blend? I have to say, I was skeptical. But I'm happy I let my curiosity win out over my skepticism because this was a great find! Let this open up a little and its quite lovely.


External Reviews for Terlato-Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/10/2010

A dark, opaque center as is typical of this wine. Closed at first, a good swirl coaxes chocolate covered blueberry jam along with elements of smoke, sandalwood, and grilled meats. A balanced and somewhat restrained presence on the palate, there is a ... Chuck Hayward. A Proprietary Blend wine from Victoria in Australia. 2008 Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/20/2010

A dark, opaque center as is typical of this wine. Shy at first, a good swirl coaxes aromatic notes of cocoa-dusted raspberry along with spicy and floral elements of lavender, sandalwood, and a savory note of grilled meats (Australian garrigue!) A bal... Chuck Hayward. A Proprietary Blend wine from Victoria in Australia. 2008 Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/20/2011

Starts off with a blast of dark berry and spice, then expands into nuances of wet earth, crushed stone and coffee, the fruit rejoining the chorus on the finish. Medium-weight, with a sense of refinement underneath. Best from 2012 through 2018. 5,200 ... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Victoria in Australia. 2008 Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
07/28/2010

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.



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