About This Wine
You will find the “usual suspects” planted in Tahbilk Winery’s vineyard.
The historic Aussie wine estate, established in 1860, is home to plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, among other well-known varieties. But the vineyard also features blocks of vines devoted to lesser-known varieties such as Verdelho and Mourvedre.
The latter traces its history to France’s Rhone region, and it’s not the only Rhone variety grown at Tahbilk, which is located in the Nagambie Lakes region of Central Victoria. The estate also grows three white varieties of the Rhone: Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne.
In fact, Tahbilk’s Marsanne has been described as “an Australian wine institution,” an assertion that’s easy to understand after tasting the 2010 vintage. It’s a charming wine with a delicate aroma, abundant fruit flavor, a crisp mouthfeel and a refreshing finish. When you’re looking for a tasty alternative to the same-old same-old, Tahbilk Marsanne is an excellent choice.
About White Blend
- Grape Composition:100% Marsanne
- Grape Source:Nagambie Lakes Area of Central Victoria, Australia
- Aromas & Flavors:Yellow Apple, Light Melon, Pear, Toast, Earthy Herbs and a Hint of Lemon
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionlemon chicken, or veal cutlets.
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