Tournon by M.Chapoutier Shays Flat Vineyard Pyrenees Cabernet Sauvignon

With his pioneering spirit, Michel Chapoutier set off to discover the terroirs of the oldest continent, with an idea: growing Rhone grapes in Australia. This was the beginnings of a tremendous voyage of discovery, observation and eventually, affection for that land. On what he found to be very special terroir, he planted non-grafted vines from 19th century clonal selections, imported from Europe before phylloxera took its toll. The non-negligible advantage was that in Australia, the harvest coincides with the French spring: ideal timing.

Organically certification in progress on vintage 2018.

For more info, visit Tournon by M. Chapoutier website.

VARIETALS
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2017

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14.5%

APPEARANCE
Dark, garnet red.

NOSE
Nose of plum, blackberry, blackcurrant, red currant, spice and cigar box.

PALATE
A full-bodied red with flavours of dark fruits and spice with fleshy, supple tannins.

AGEING
The wine was gently pressed off skins, showing gritty yet supple tannins. A portion of the wine was transferred into French oak puncheons (approx. 40% new oak), and matured for approx. 10 months.

PAIRING
Perfect with any kind of grilled meat and soft cheeses.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now or in the next 8 years.

RATINGS

93pts

3.9

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