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TALTARNI BLANC DE BLANCS

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TALTARNI BLANC DE BLANCSCork

Lovely, Australian fizzy Chardonnay. This is a credible alternative to Champagne any day.

Pyrenees, Victoria
2011
12% ABV.
100% Chardonnay
75cl

£15.95

Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

This Blanc de Blancs is a lovely rich straw yellow colour

The nose shows a lovely mix of citrus fruits, lemon flesh, touches of peach and green apple.

The palate is wonderfully well balanced, with lovely mouthfeel. There is a fine mousse and persistent bead with a creamy, lingering mid-palate and more citrus fruits and richer yeasty lees characteristics. The acidity is firm and structural, balancing the creamy smoothness giving great satisfaction to this wine. 

About the wine:

The Taltarni Blanc de Blancs is a Methode Traditionelle sparkling wine, that is it is made in the same way as Champagne. 

After harvesting and pressing, the must is cool fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. This preserves the freshness and elegance of the fruits. After fermentation, the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in its bottle and maturation on its lees according to traditonal methods.

Fianlly, after the secondary fermentation and maturation, the dead yeast cells are disgorged, the bottles quickly topped up and the corks put in. The bottle then undergoes a further period of ageing before release. 

About the producer:

Described by Robert Joseph as “one of the most beautiful vineyards on the planet” the rolling hills, sweeping vistas, bluffs and stands of gum trees at Taltarni, in the victorian Pyrenees, create a spectacular backdrop.

The name originates from an aboriginal word meaning ‘red earth’ and applies directly to the iron rich red soils of the region. These are classic central Victorian wines, dense, powerful but with a uniquely fine and balanced structure and a marked tannic backbone that allows them to age beautifully.

Taltarni also have vineyards in Tasmania which contribute to the production of their flagship sparkling wines including the signature ‘Brut Taché’ Rosé.

Robert "Roo" Heywood is now the chief winemaker following stints at Château Teyssier in St Emilion and World's End in Napa.

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