Taltarni Vineyards

Taltarni Cuvee Rose 2013

Winner Top 100 Sparkling Wines
Grape Varieties
Pinot Noir (52%) S.E.A, Australia
Chardonnay (46%) S.E.A, Australia
Pinot Meunier (2%) S.E.A, Australia
Country of Origin
Alcohol Content
12.0% Alcohol by Volume
Wine Type and Oak Treatment
Sparkling Rosé
Recommended Retail Price
RRP AU $23.00
  • Taltarni Vineyards
    339 Taltarni Road
    Moonambel, VIC
    Australia 3478
  • Robert Heywood, COOO
  • Phone (61) 03 54597923

A discreet touch of wood spice here, underlying tart cherry flavours and a bit of cream on the palate. A wine of dimension and generosity, held in check by salinity and savouriness on the palate. Big, concentrated and serious Ros? with evident bottle-development. A powerful wine which slightly overshadows the dish, but the apple, sour cream and saffron highlight some of the wine?s inherent depth.

Salmon pink hue with a fine bead. Fragrant with delicate strawberry. Light and fresh with a creamy mousse, well-defined pure strawberry fruit aromas and beautiful delicacy. The wine?s delicate strawberry notes are slightly over-powered by the apple notes in the hashbrown.

Fresh, strawberry nose. Lacks some complexity. Lovely lingering strawberry flavours persist. Complex match with the dish. Nice synergy

Rose in colour, lifted strawberry fruits, underpinned by subtle complexities, sweet fleshy mid palate, full flavoured lacking precision. The food pairing works quite well. Though the mid palate is broadened by the dish.

Salmon blush in colour, flavours of strawberry and raspberry, underlined by some lovely savoury notes to finish. Good complexity, crunchy acid profile, clean and refreshing finish. A more robust style

Mid salmon pink. Strawberry and cream aromas with hints of spice. Rich red berries and apple. Creamy, red apple and bright and lively acid.

Heavy looking salmon colour. Slight DMS and meat pie aroma. Toasty and reasonably complexed yeast integration. Palate builds nicely with great acid line and length. Good wine. With Food ? works nicely ? in particular a strawberry note that helps carry food flavour.

The Sparkling Wines were judged with

Potato and apple hashbrown with saffron

Presented by chef Marcell Kustos


  • 2 pc baking potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 pc Granny Smith, peeled and grated
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 6 Tbsp oil
  • Sour cream for serving


  1. Add salt, saffron to the grated potatoes and microwave for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the grated apples and flour.
  3. Shape patties and fry each side for 3 minutes or until golden and crispy outside.
  4. Serve it with sour cream.