Tahbilk Museum Release Nagambie Lakes Marsanne 2012

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Tahbilk Museum Release Nagambie Lakes Marsanne 2012

Country - Australia

Region - Victoria

Grape Varieties - Marsanne 91%, Riesling 5%, Chardonnay 1%, Roussanne 1%, Sauvignon Blanc 1%, Verdelho 1%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Tahbilk

Tasting notes - The complexity that comes with ages shines with lifted honeysuckle and toasty notes on the nose. The rich and honeyed palate is brimming with lemon citrus fruits and finishes with a chalky, mineral freshness. Delicious with shellfish in a creamy sauce. 

Tahbilk Museum Release Nagambie Lakes Marsanne 2012

Pungent and lifted honeysuckle and buttered toast
notes lead to a rich, nutty and honeyed palate,
brimming with lemon citrus fruits on the finish.


Producer Note
Established in 1860, Tahbilk is an historic family-owned winery, renowned for their rare
aged Marsanne. The estate has the world’s largest single holding of the varietal and
produces Marsanne from vines established in 1927, which are among the oldest in
the world. Tahbilk is known as ‘tabilk tabilk’ in the language of the Daungwurrung
clans, which translates as the ‘place of many waterholes’. It perfectly describes this
premium viticultural landscape, which is located in the Nagambie Lakes region of
Central Victoria. The estate comprises 1,214 hectares, including a seven mile
frontage to the Goulburn River. Environmental sustainability is paramount at Tahbilk
and in 2013 they became carbon neutral. In 2016, Tahbilk was awarded 'Winery of
the Year' by James Halliday.


Vintage
The spring of 2011 was tropical and humid, requiring careful vineyard management.
Nevertheless, the vines produced healthy, vibrant canopies. Summer and autumn
were fine and dry, resulting in an early start to vintage. The whites show excellent
varietal expression.


Vineyard
Tahbilk’s vineyards are grouped along the banks of the Goulburn River and an
anabranch of it which flows through the estate. The water has a tempering influence
on the climate. The vines are grown at approximately 134 metres elevation of gently
undulating and flat terrain. The soils are sandy loam with ferric oxide content, which
vary from very fine sand near the anabranch to denser loams on the plains. The
vines planted prior to 1986 are on ARG rootstocks. They are trained on a single wire
trellis with a mixture of head and cordon training, with cane pruning. Tahbilk's vines
are sustainably cultivated; composting and mulching takes place which improves
soil health by promoting earthworm activity. Mulching helps to control weeds and
conserves water, reducing vine stress. The grapes were hand-picked.


Winemaking
Made in a reductive style – without contact with oxygen to preserve the fresh, fruity
character. The fruit was destemmed, lightly crushed and cooled through a heat
exchanger and pressed. The must was clarified and fermented with neutral yeasts at
low temperatures of 10 to 12°C, fermenting at 0.5 to 1°Baume per day. The ferment
stopped at 2 to 3 grams per litre residual sugar. The wine did not go through
malolactic fermentation in order to retain its crisp character. It was then protein
stabilised, cold stabilised, medium filtered, blended and bottled.


Tasting Note
The complexity that comes with ages shines with lifted honeysuckle and toasty notes
on the nose. The rich and honeyed palate is brimming with lemon citrus fruits and
finishes with a chalky, mineral freshness. Delicious with shellfish in a creamy sauce.


Grape
Marsanne 91%, Riesling 5%, Chardonnay 1%, Roussanne 1%, Sauvignon Blanc 1%,
Verdelho 1%

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