At this time of year, the bottles of bubbles start popping for almost any reason. As well they should as often I find that a lightly chilled glass of sparkling is the best pick-me-up for the busy soul. This stylishly labelled jewel delivers much for its price tag.
Taltarni produce some very approachable and generous wines with their pink hued Brut Tache being one of Australia’s most popular sparkling rosé wines. The T Series is made using the traditional method, which is used to produce Champagne. The T also uses the traditional trio of grapes used for the finest of fizz – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir with some Pinot Meunier from Victoria’s cool climate Pyrenees and Macedon Ranges regions.
Ripe, fruity, with a white peach and melon fruit core wrapped up with some zesty lemon and bready yeast. The creamy texture generously fills your mouth and pleases the senses while the lively acid leaves it fresh. You simply cannot resist the next sip.
While it does not need food in any way to look its best, it will be just superb for your next picnic – you can choose the view and the company.
Date: September 2011 Price: $ 17 Value: $$$ Drink: Now! Now! Now!
This review first appeared on Wine Diva in September 2011.