Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier 2008 Shiraz Viognier



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Winery/Brand: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier


Colour: Intense red.
Nose: Red berries, followed by hints of exotic fruit.
Palate: A delicious and spicy Shiraz loaded with ripe fruit flavours. A round structure with fine tannins.
Drink: Ideal to drink over the next 5-7 years.



The Story

A spicy Shiraz from the vineyards of Central Victoria brightens 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. 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 Rhône Valley in France, and Terlato family of Napa Valley in California.

Grape Variety/Varieties: 95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Acid Level: 6.7 g/L
pH Level: 3.65
Dates Grapes Picked: February/March 2008
Length/Type of Fermentation: The grapes are destemmed and fermented in cement or stainless steel tanks. The maceration lasts 3 weeks in order to give the wine the good tannin structure required for good aging and stability. Part of the Viognier grapes were added during fermentation to fully integrate the flavor and tannins.
Fermentation Temperature: Up to 28°C
Length/Type of Aging: 100% of the wine is aged in tanks with micro oxygenation. Bottled 10 to 12 months after the harvest.
Number of cases: 3365

"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. 90 Points" » Wine Spectator

The Specs

PackagingGlass Bottle