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Tahbilk Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé

Tahbilk Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé 2019

Central Victoria, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13%

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. In recent years Tahbilk's Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé has established itself as one of Australia's best value Rosés and has quickly become a 'go-to' for many Rosé drinkers. 

Inspired by the great example of Provence, this 2019 Tahbilk Rosé is made from a blend of 59% Grenache and 41% Mourvèdre; delivering a dry, vibrant wine of enormous appeal. Lovely aromas of musk, spice and rose blossom lead to a palate bursting with red berry fruits and nice savoury undertones. Another delicious offering from Tahbilk that offers incredible value at this discounted price.

"95 Points. Light, bright pink. A pleasing tussle between lively red fruits on the bouquet and mid-palate, complexity arriving on the finish with some spicy/savoury notes. Tahbilk is rightly establishing a reputation for this rose style. $22.00 Date when tasted 18 Sep 2019 13% alc. Drink By: 2023. Screwcap"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

Availability: In stock

$16.90
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).
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Victoria
Central Victoria
750
13
Picked early to retain freshness and delicacy, we turn to a technique favoured in Provence, the spiritual home of Rosé, to increase the texture and mouthfeel of this 59% Grenache and 41% Mourvèdre blend with the cold juice, including the pulp and solids, mixed with nitrogen gas briefly each day over four days. The soon to be wine is then racked to produce clear juice, fermented with specific Rosé yeast and filtered and bottled.

The result is a dry and savoury ‘pink’ of easy appeal. Aromatic musk, spice and rose blossom hints take you to a lively and textural palate of vibrant red berry fruits and savoury nuances. The finish is bursting with a delicious grape acidity that demands, and delivers, much enjoyment.

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