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Taltarni Brut Tache

Taltarni Brut Tache


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2011 was one of the best growing seasons for sparkling fruit Taltarni has ever experienced in its illustrious history. We had an extended cool summer, with moderate rainfall, but little disease, which allowed the fruit to ripen slowly on the vine, creating complex and distinct varietal characters along with succulent natural acidity. This wine has developed lovely structure and secondary yeast characters because of its time on lees, displaying a hint of bread on the nose, which is balanced with a creamy texture. The addition of a dosage liqueur of aged shiraz at disgorging, produces beautiful complementary strawberry and rose petal aromatics and a balance of acidity and sweetness, which results in a truly elegant sparkling rosé.

This is a vintage item, but we do not track the vintage in inventory. The information shown describes a recent vintage of this item, but may not describe the vintage you will receive. If you require a specific vintage of this item, please contact us to inquire about availability.

Category Sparkling Wine
Region Australia, Victoria, Pyrenees
Brand Taltarni
Alcohol/vol 11.7%
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe Non-Vintage Brut Tache is a delightful, well-priced sparkling wine composed of 52% Chardonnay, 41% Pinot Noir, and 7% Pinot Meunier. A dash of red wine liqueur is added to the finished triage wine at disgorgement to create the salmon pink color. The nose offers rose petal, peach, apricot, and wheat thin scents leading to a sparkler with a steady, persistent stream of small bubbles and red berry and nutty flavors. On the palate the wine is dry and refreshing, with a long, clean finish.

Jay Miller, October 2007
  • we87

Wine EnthusiastWith a pretty onion skin color and delicate tones of bread dough, green apple, melon and bergamot, this is a wine to serve to a sophisticated audience on an elegant occasion. The fine mousse and persistent, dry finish are the perfect foil for tea sandwiches. Will gain complexity with three to four years aging.

December 31, 2009
  • ws86

Wine SpectatorThis is soft and appealing for its creamy texture and delicate toast and pineapple flavors.

Harvey Steiman, December 31, 2009