Tahbilk Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé 2018

Tahbilk Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé 2018

Central Victoria, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13%

Best Rose Of Show - 2018 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria and with a history dating back to the 1860's, Tahbilk has long been considered one of Australia's most historic family owned wineries. The wines of Tahbilk consistently deliver high quality drinking and sensational value, none more so than this 2018 Tahbilk Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé.

A winner of the Best Rosé Of Show at the 2018 Royal Queensland Wine Show, this is crafted from a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre to deliver a beautifully fresh, mouth-wateringly dry style of Rosé. Bright and appealing red berry fruits sit alongside complex savoury notes in a delicious wine that is perfect for enjoying over the warmer months.

"96 Points. An estate-grown 60/40% blend that won the trophy for Best Rose at the at the Queensland Wine Show and a gold medal at Sydney. Its quality derives from its purity (a rare term for rose), balance and length, red fruits with a dusting of spice on the long, refreshingly dry palate. A coup for Tahbilk. Price when Tasted: $22.00 Date when Tasted: 10 Sep 2018 Alcohol: 12.5% Drink By: 2022 Closure: Screwcap" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

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Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful and historic family owned wineries. Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (120kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas, the property comprises some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters and creeks. Purchased by the Purbrick family is 1925, Tahbilk is now home to 5 generations.

The vineyard has some 200 hectares under vine which includes the rare French Rhone Valley whites of Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne; and the Rhone reds - Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Also planted are the traditional varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho and new age rising stars Tempranillo and Savagnin.

Vineyard plantings extend back to Tahbilk's founding with original pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines still surviving from 1860 - an eponymous wine produced from them since 1979. Tahbilk is further blessed with an abundance of further "old vine" plantings including Shiraz from 1933 (the prime source for Tahbilk's 'Eric Stevens Purbrick' Shiraz releases), Cabernet Sauvignon back to 1949 and Marsanne from 1927 (a "sister" white release to the 1860 Vines Shiraz).
Central Victoria
Drawing on Estate plantings of Grenache and Mourvedre the fruit is picked early to retain freshness and delicacy, with the grapes crushed and pressed with as little oxygen contact as possible to preserve the fresh fruit characters.

A technique favoured in Provence is then used to increase texture and mouthfeel, by mixing the cold juice (including the pulp and solids) with nitrogen gas briefly each day over four days.

The wine is then racked to produce clear juice and fermented with a specific Rose yeast at 10/14 degrees for 2 weeks prior to being filtered and bottled.

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