Tahbilk Viognier 2009 (12 x 750mL), Nagambie Lakes, VIC.

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$215.88 per case
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Overview

Like Marsanne, Viognier has its origins in the French Rhône Valley so you could apply a logic that if Marsanne does well in our region so would Viognier (as would our third Rhône white, Roussanne – but that’s another story). We certainly think it does, but with a character that is all its own – perfumed rose petal characters, a heady splash of apricot fruits, cinnamon & spice all balanced with crisp acidity on the finish.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Bright green; a clear expression of the variety, with the unmistakable mix of apricot and a twist of acidity; evades the phenolic trap. Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Very light yellow with green tinges

Aroma/Palate

The bouquet and palate exhibit an intense floral and citrus fruit characters with apricot overtones, whilst the fi nish is balanced with crisp acidity.

Food Matching

Delicious with seafood and chicken dishes

Cellaring Potential

Perfect to drink now.

Vintage
2009
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Viognier
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful & historic 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 & creeks.

The vineyard comprises 200 hectares of vines including the French Rhone Valley whites of Marsanne, Viognier & Roussanne; the Rhone reds - Shiraz, Grenache & Mourvedre; along with traditional varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc & Verdelho.

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 produced from them).

Harvest commences in early March and continues for five to six weeks with approximately 1,600 tonnes (red & white) grapes processed.Total production is over 100,000 cases with just over 20% being exported to the key markets of U.S.A., United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries.

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