Domaine TOURNON & M. CHAPOUTIER Shiraz Heathcote "Lady's Lane" 2012
Wine Region: Victoria - Australia Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Tasting notes: Notes of redcurrant, leather, red crushed berries with a hint of toffee, incense and curry.
This is a powerful and generous wine expressing itself with delicacy thanks to a very delicate tannic structure. Intense flavors of ripe fruits and spices combined to a fine acidity – a hyphen between richness and strength reflecting perfectly the terroir of Heathcote.
About the winery: The Chapoutier family has long been known as a leading light of the Rhone Valley, but in 1997 Michel Chapoutier expanded their horizons into the New World, specifically the Australian region of Victoria. Initially making wines in conjunction with renowned local wineries such as JasperHill and Giaconda, in 2009 Chapoutier purchased the Shays Flat and Landsborough Valley estates in the Australian Pyrenees, giving birth to the wholly-owned Domaine Tournon. Unsurprisingly the focus is on Shiraz, which under Chapoutiers skilled hand manages to evoke the minerality and elegance of the Northern Rhone, whilst still expressing the soil and climate of Victoria.