Well, here’s a bit of a surprise for a little under $20 and produced locally, albeit from grapes grown in three States.
Taltarni’s sparkling Taché wine from the 2010 vintage has a dash of colour, probably salmon pink is the right description, with small and persistent bubbles. It opens to evident aromatics of yeast, bread, strawberries and raspberries. On the palate, it is clean with high acid, a creamy mousse and medium intensity flavours of strawberry, lemon, toast, yeast and minerals. Rather stylish drinking really. Tasted blind, the only pointer to it not being from Champagne, was the shortish length and perhaps the purity of fruit. That the wine is made locally from Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian grapes, is vinified using the exacting traditional method, is sub $20, and is still good is something of a credit to the winery. This is a good and well priced sparkling wine due to the complexity of the yeast autolysis characters and the clean primary fruit lemon flavours. Good
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