Taltarni are based in the Victorian Pyrenees, north and west of Melbourne. But this wine is two thirds from Victoria and the rest from ultra-cool-climate sites in Tasmania and South Australia. 'Taltarni' originates from an aboriginal word meaning 'red earth,' in reference to the iron rich soils of the region.
53% Chardonnay, 44% Pinot Noir, 3% Pinot Meunier, with a 'splash' of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The delicate salmon pink colour is achieved by adding a drop of red wine just before bottling, during the disgorging process. Taché means stained, hence the name of the wine in reference to the addition of the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Drink now while fresh and vivacious.
The beautiful estate in central Victoria is owned by the Goelet family from Bordeaux, while native Robert 'Roo' Haywood has overseen wine making operations since 2009. The estate has introduced a number of environmental initiatives which aim to reduce the need for herbicides, pesticides, fertiliser and groundwater in their viticulture.
Who said anything about food - this is very much a drink anytime and with anything style. Taltarni themselves suggest drinking with light Asian dishes.
In the press
Bronze- Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
Bronze- International Wine and Spirits Competition 2014
Best in Class: Best Australian Rosé- The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2015