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At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty Mediterranean braises or char grilled rib... That's perfect for porterhouse»
Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
Just three kilometres from Young along Murringo Road, planted to a brisk 500 metres above sea level, Grove Estate was originally sown to vines in 1886, by Croatian settlers who brought cuttings from their farms on the Dalmatian coast. Some of these ancient plantings, emigrated at a time when much of Europe was ruled by Hapsburg emperors, remain productive to this day. Newer blocks were gradually established around these priceless parcels, ostensibly with a view to supplying leading national brands. The quality of fruit became so conspicuous that Grove Estate sanctioned industry celebrities from Ravensworth and Clonakilla to begin bottling under their own estate moniker. The greater Hilltops region is renowned for elegantly structured Cabernet and Shiraz. Grove Estate go one better, they deliver harvests of the most.. Quiet consummations of grove estate»

Taltarni Vintage Rose CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier Victoria
Tache is a French word meaning stained, the rare method used by Taltarni to fashion their sparkling Rose. The moniker Brut Tache can also be read as a metaphor for hard yakka, a reference to the effort required to grow quality grapes and make good wine. Taltarni assemble their finest fruit, picked off vineyards dedicated to yielding grapes exclusively for superior sparkling wines. Cuvée Rosé's pretty pink hue and elegant complexity are achieved by adding a dash of red liqueur to the tirage wine at disgorgement.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
Taltarni became known for producing extraordinary sparkling wines very early on in their history. The estate's highly specialised vineyards in the Pyrenees contribute the backbone of fruit for Brut Tache. An assemblage of the holy trinity varietals, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, are drawn from mature vineyards, mainly in the premiere viticultural precincts of Victoria and Tasmania. Taltarni focus on encouraging full development of fruit, good varietal definition and refreshing natural acidity. Fermented in its own bottle and matured on yeast lees according to true Methode traditionalle, Cuvée Rosé is a sophisticated wine with mouth filling berry flavours that's simply beautiful to behold.
Engaging salmon pink colour, a fine persistent bead. Lively bouquet, red currants and rose petal, floral, strawberry aromas over complex nougat and yeast characters. Richly layered with elegant red berry fruits, cherries and savoury biscuit flavours, Brut Tache shows exquisite length, finishing flavouful and clean with just the right amount of lingering dryness.
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