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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc 2006
(search item no. 91456)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Taltarni is one of the pioneers of Sauvignon Blanc. Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc 2006 is crafted entirely from fruit sourced from Taltarni's vineyards in Victoria's Pyrenees and Tasmania. The cool climate of Victoria's Pyrenees is ideally suited to producing a zesty and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc.

Color: Brilliant, bright luminescent straw with green tinges

Nose: Bursting with a mix of passionfruit, lychee and grapefruit aromas and hints of lime.

Palate: Scrumptious powerful palate, with zesty lime sorbet, passionfruit and honeydew melon flavors.

Serving and cellaring suggestions: Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc 2006 is the perfect spring and summer wine. Serve chilled and enjoy as an aperitif or with fresh oysters, prawns or asparagus wrapped in smoked salmon and marinated goat's cheese.

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About Taltarni:

Established in 1969, Taltarni was one of the founding wineries in the iron-rich Pyrenees wine region in Victoria. John Goelet, a direct descendant of the Guestier wine merchant family of Bordeaux, discovered the Taltarni Vineyard through a worldwide search for a site comparable to the great vineyards of Bordeaux. From the outset, Taltarni has a strong French influence with the initial plantings of Bordeaux varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Soon after, Taltarni extended its plantings with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay. The Goelet family also sources Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Taltarni has built its reputation on elegant sparkling wines that are crafted using methode traditionale techniques, as wells as producing exceptional red and white wines. The distinctive labels, featuring a 17th century cartouche, represent the attention to detail and the French elegance and finesses that are hallmarks of all Taltarni wines.