Region: Victoria 65%, South Australia 24%, Tasmania 11%
Variety: Chardonnay 53%, Pinot Noir 44%, Pinot Meunier 3%
Taltarni’s vineyards in the Pyrenees are the source of two highly coveted sparkling wines - Taltarni Brut and Taltarni Taché.
Taché is the French word for ‘stained’. At disgorging Taltarni Taché is stained with red wine, which imparts the unique taste and elegant salmon colour. Taltarni’s Taché 2011 is a blend of three classic sparkling wine varietals Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
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 Pinot Noir 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.
Acid: 7.4g/L pH: 3.24
Alcohol by volume: 11.7%v/v
Residual Sugar: 7.2g/L
Harvested: Late February 2011
Dosage: 11 mL Tasmanian Pinot Noir
Top Gold & awarded Australia's BEST sparkling rosé - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2015
Taltarni Taché is one of only seven Australian sparkling wines chosen to represent Australia in Champagne, France, later this year at the prestigious VITeff, a biennial sparkling wine technology exhibition. A panel of Champagne winemakers tasted sparklings from all over Australia, narrowing it down to only seven winners.
94 Points: James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
"An engaging interplay between the wonderfully tangy notes of Morello cherries, wild strawberries and pink grapefruit and the gently silky, softening influences of a few years of yeast age. The result is seamless, having attained that magical moment in its evolution where vivacity and grace find comfortable union. It has texture, persistence and wonderful acid line. Still one of the best value roses on the shelves."
Gold - Chinese Wine & Spirit Awards Best Value 2015
Matthew Jukes - 100 Best Australian Wines 2015/16
“(Taltarni Taché) was the first rosé Aussie fizz I ever tasted and it has amazed me with its delicately ‘stained’ colour and haunting wild strawberry scent for nearly three decades. It’s the finest value, everyday rosé sparkler in Australia and it uses the three noble varieties, from three states, harnessing every inch of the class in its fruit to create this wondrous, refreshing wine.”