Domaine Tournon

Seeking excellence in the land Down Under, in 2009 Michel Chapoutier bought two new vineyards (Shays Flat Estate and Landsborough Valley Estate) in the Victorian Pyrenees to set up the fully owned label, Tournon.
Michel recognized two unique terroirs that would allow him to make distinctive wines utilizing the Syrah/Shiraz grape that originates in his homeland.
A southern extension of the Great Dividing Range, The Pyrenees foothills and ranges create a remarkable diversity of microclimates and soils that provide wealth of variety for winemakers.
The cool weather patterns and unique soil in this region are an ideal place for the development of Chapoutier's biodynamic winegrowing philosophy, and of extending Rhône traditions.
Like in Hermitage, Michel's challenge is to show the diversity of this area by producing racy Shiraz from different type of soils.

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Domaine Tournon 'Mathilda' Shiraz 2017
"Michel Chapoutier established Tournon in 2007 shortly after purchasing 50 hectares of property in the heart of the Victorian Pyrenees and Heathcote. He recognized that the cool weather patterns and remarkable diversity of soil and exposures in this region would allow him to make distinctive wines
Item Number: 29171
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Domaine Tournon 'Mathilda' White Blend 2014
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 “Free of restrictive appellation contrôlée regulations, Chapoutier's Australian team blends 85% Viognier and 15% Marsanne in this intense, concentrated white. Yellow plums and grilled pineapple notes aren't exceeding complex, but offer plenty of enjoyment, finishing ripe, rich
Item Number: 17047
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Domaine Tournon 'Mathilda' Shiraz 2014
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91"A chewy yet soft textured red with dark berry, wet earth and stone character. Full body, chewy and flavorful. Needs time to soften. Screw cap. Better in 2019."~JS

Domaine Tournon 'Shay's Flat' Shiraz 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91+ " Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2012 Shay’s Flat Vineyard Pyrenees Shiraz opens with a slight whiff of reduction over a core of red and black currants, loam, sage and Szechuan pepper. Tight, muscular and with a just a tad too much extraction detracting from its savory appeal

Domaine Tournon 'Mathilda' Shiraz 2013
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"In 1997, true to his pioneering spirit, Michel Chapoutier set out to explore the terroirs of the oldest continent. He wanted to meet people, people like him with a passionate interest in bringing out the true character of vines. A matter of convictions, too, prompting discovery and observation. He

Domaine Tournon 'Mathilda' Shiraz 2012
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Fresh, vital and open-textured, this well-made cool-climate Shiraz drips with plum and currant fruit, weaving in black pepper, mineral and black olive notes. Finishes with a refreshing lilt while maintaining momentum. Drink now through 2019."

Domaine Tournon 'Mathilda' Shiraz 2011
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94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 Rated, but no tasting note given.  "Although these wines are normally reviewed by my colleagues David Schildknect in his Languedoc-Roussillon and Alsace reports and Lisa Perrotti-Brown in her reviews of Australian wines, I tasted them during my visit with Chapoutier, so I will

Domaine Tournon Shay's Flat Shiraz 2011
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94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "I will just list the wines, my score, and the region from which they emerge. They are of very high quality and deserve readers’ attention. Hopefully my prose has convinced more than a handful of readers to try these remarkable wines from one of the most fascinating and compelling

Domaine Tournon 'Mathilda' Shiraz 2010
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "These Chapoutier wines are sometimes reviewed by my colleagues David Schildknect in his Languedoc-Roussillon report and Lisa Perrotti-Brown in her reviews of Australian wines, so I will just list the wines, my score, and the region from which they emerge. They are of very high

Domaine Tournon 'Shay's Flat' Shiraz 2010
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95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95 "These Chapoutier wines are sometimes reviewed by my colleagues David Schildknect in his Languedoc-Roussillon report and Lisa Perrotti-Brown in her reviews of Australian wines, so I will just list the wines, my score, and the region from which they emerge. They are of very high