The ever-growing popularity of rosé across both still and sparkling is well-covered at Taltarni. This entrancing fizz is a blend of all three of the traditional champagne varieties – Chardonnay 46%, Pinot Noir 52% and just 2% Pinot Meunier. The grapes are sourced from far and wide – Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. The 2013 vintage was an ideal one for sparklings and the winemaking team at Taltarni took full advantage. For the wine geeks among us (guilty), selected Chardonnay components went through partial malolactic fermentation while in oak.
An appealing pale pinky colour (is ‘pinky’ a word when it does not refer to fingers?). A lovely soft style of fizz, with orange rind and strawberry notes. A hint of toast. A wine of medium length, with the flavours very much upfront.