2019 Sparkling Shiraz, Taltarni, Victoria, Australia

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  • Shiraz



Floral aromas and flavours of blueberry and raspberry, underpinned with notes of spices and pepper with sweet oak. On the palate, the sweetness with silky tannins produces a velvety texture. This wine has elegance and structure and every aspect required from this fantastic style of wine.

Picked in the cooler night air and fermented in small open‐top fermenters, the wine was kept on skins for 8 days with hand‐plunging and pump‐overs until it was gently pressed. The wine was aged in French oak barriques for 12 months before being prepared for tirage in accordance with the traditional method. After 12 months on lees to further develop the wine and add to the creamy palate, the wine was disgorged, and fruitful dosage liqueur was added.

Established in 1969, Taltarni Vineyards is one of the pioneering wineries of Victoria's Pyrenees wine region. Owner John Goelet, a direct descendant of the Guestier wine merchant family of Bordeaux, discovered and purchased Taltarni Vineyard after conducting a worldwide search for a site comparable to the great vineyards of Bordeaux.

Initial plantings were of Bordeaux varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Shortly thereafter, Taltarni extended its plantings to encompass Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz as well as Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, enabling us to now showcase a diverse portfolio of sparkling, red and white wines.

Dedicated to practices that care for the land and reduce our environmental footprint, this can be seen most evidently in Taltarni’s approach to sustainability and viticulture. By preserving the natural value of the land, they’re able to produce brighter grapes with balanced acidity that truly reflects the terroir. The combination of many environmental initiatives, along with the skills and expertise of our winemaking and vineyard teams, has resulted in the production of renowned, award-winning wines.

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