Peter Warr and Robert Heywood, winemakers for Taltarni also get to perfect their sparkling craft at Tasmanian bubbles house, Clover Hill.
Made from traditional sparkling grapes with Chardonnay (59%), Pinot Noir (35%) and Pinot Meunier (6%). Méthode Traditionelle style. The fruit is sourced from the Pyrenees, Adelaide Hills and Tasmania. 2 years maturation on lees, with some of the chardonnay undergoing malolactic fermentation in oak for a smoother ride. Gold Medal at the 2017 Champagne And Sparkling World Championship.
Taltarni, Sparkling, Cuvée Rosé, 2012
Appears bright in the glass, as a dusky peach colour. Lovely red fruit aromas of cherry and raspberry, supported with red rose petals, sweet brioche and a steely finish. Lifted summer red berry fruits bob in and out and and make you reminisce of having a picnic on the lawn in the sun. There’s peaches n’ cream, crunchy pink lady apple, sweet dough and crisp acidity. Still so fresh without falling into sweet red lolly water territory, even after several years in the bottle. Keen pricing for a quality rosé.
Wine sample courtesy of Taltarni