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Tahbilk, Viognier 2019 (1x75cl)

Country: Australia
Region: Victoria
Grape Variety: Viognier | Chardonnay | Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13%
Availability:4 in stock for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
Further stock available in 5-10 days
Product Code: AUVC0166B19S
£12.55

Awarded 91 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their February 2021 edition article, My Top 20: Viognier Beyond The Rhone (see blue link below).

Tahbilk, Viognier 2019 - February 2021 Decanter review

Established in 1860, Tahbilk is an historic family-owned winery, renowned for their rare aged Marsanne. 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.

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 grapes come from the single vineyard Madills 1927 block, where 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 and spur 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.

Viognier 96%, Chardonnay 3%, Sauvignon Blanc 1%.

Lively floral and peach notes on the nose. The palate has mouthwatering stone fruit, apricot and white peach flavours, supported by zesty citrus acidity and a long finish. This is a more delicate and elegant expression than many of the mainstream oily, rich examples of Viognier – it has wonderful freshness and lots of personality.