Tahbilk Viognier 2020
Tahbilk Viognier has lively floral and peach notes on the nose.
Tahbilk Viognier on the palate has mouth watering stone fruit, apricot and white peach flavours, supported by zesty citrus acidity and a long finish.
Tahbilk Viognier 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.
The iconic Australian Tahbilk Winery dates back to 1860 and has some of the oldest ungrafted, pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines in the world, as well as boasting the largest single acreage of Marsanne.
Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful and historic family owned 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 and creeks. Purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk is now home to 5 generations. http://www.tahbilk.com.au/our-story.html
The name Tahbilk is derived from the aboriginal word ‘Tabilk-tabilk’ - meaning ‘place of many wateringholes’ - as the vineyards are located in the unique Nagambie Lakes sub-region of central Victoria.
Nagambie Lakes is one of only six regions in the world where the meso-climate of the vineyards is significantly influenced by inland water mass.
The numerous lakes and lagoons linked by the Goulburn River create a moderate, cooler climate within Victoria.
"The fabric of Tahbilk, its buildings, its estate vineyards, its 1860 shiraz block, and its idyllic setting by the Goulburn River (and its anabranches) all have history so seamlessly woven through its fabric that it's become timeless. Nothing will be changed or added in the future unless it is part of the continuity stretching back to 1860."
- JAMES HALLIDAY, FOREWORD OF VINTAGE STORIES
The vineyard has some 200 hectares under vine which includes the rare French Rhone Valley whites of Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne; and the Rhone reds - Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Also planted are the traditional varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho and new age rising stars Tempranillo and Savagnin.
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