Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier
It's Northern Hemisphere meets Southern Hemisphere in the smooth and juicy offering from Terloto and Chapoutier. Spiced red fruits adorn the nose, along with a touch of floral perfume, whilst the palate is fruit sweet and succulent, with bold, ripe red berry flavours, generous licks of cinnamon spices and a sprinkle of herbs, mellow tannins, and a silky finish. Lovely stuff at a decent price.
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 Rhône Valley, Côte Rôtie. The grapes grown in this Austrialian vineyard were planted on 19th century French rootstocks, another nod to the French tradition and 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 the Terlato family of Napa Valley in California.