2017 Tahbilk Roussanne Marsanne Viognier

2017 Tahbilk Roussanne Marsanne Viognier

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In the proud Tahbilk tradition of Rhone-inspired wines comes a crisp, yet stonefruit laden, white wine that has plenty of carefully modulated flavour.

Zesty, citrussy and full of life, this is good fresh drinking with just the right amount of fruit.

Expert Reviews

James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionPale green and bright. Subtle aromas of melon skin, crushed citrus leaf, white pepper and peach skin. Elegant, waxy-textured and treading the line of neutrality. Glimpses of all three varieties, but nothing obvious. Time in bottle should see it blossom, the low alcohol assuring slow maturation.

Tech stuff

Roussanne Marsanne Viognier
Tahbilk
Nagambie Lakes
2017
750ml
11.5%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Textural, with generous length and harmonious finish, the Roussanne provides palate weight and herbal pear notes; the Marsanne a wonderful minerality and honeysuckle vibe with Viognier overlaying delightful perfumed, floral and stonefruit aromatics.

How was it made?

After many years of dry winters we received average to above average rains through the 2016 winter and spring. The grapevines responded, growing vivid green canopies and setting good crop levels. A temperamental spring saw up and down temperatures and there were many ‘Four seasons
in a day’ events, and warmish rainy days. The latter
caused anxiety for our vineyard managers, with the
potential for mildew to develop. However good
management and diligent monitoring allowed us to
keep the vineyard disease free. Summer seemed transient but we did have three balmy weeks through March with ripening continuing at a steady pace. The fine, albeit slightly cooler, weather lingered on in April and harvest continued steadily with very few issues but thankful that the weather did hold. Vintage 2017 will be remembered as having a traditional late start with the very even and steady ripening resulting in distinct varietal flavours with bright fruit and elegant, fine structures.

Who made it?

The name Tahbilk comes from the language of the Daung-wurrung clans, the first people in the area. They called it tabilk-tabilk which means place of many waterholes. Tahbilk Wines was established in 1860 in the Nagambie lakes sub region of Victoria’s Goulburn Valley. It is home to a unique meso-climate, influenced by inland lakes and lagoons fed from the Goulburn River. Purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk is home to 5 generations. Tahbilk is home to 200 hectares of vine, including the traditional Rhone Valley varietals Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne, Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Classic varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho are also present. Tahbilk's flagship 1860 Vines Shiraz is produced from the estate’s original 1/2 ha of ungrafted, pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines that are amongst the oldest in the world.

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