One of the world's rarest grape varieties with its origins in the Northern Rhone & Hermitage regions of France, it is grown in only 3 other countries - Australia, America & Switzerland; with Tahbilk having the largest, single holding of the variety in the world.
Tahbilk's history with Marsanne can be traced back to the 1860's with the sourcing of 'White Hermitage' cuttings from the 'St Huberts' Vineyard in the Victoria's Yarra Valley. The grape in fact was Marsanne and although none of these plantings have survived, the Estate still produces Marsanne from plantings dating back to 1927 - some of the oldest in the world.
Tahbilk Marsanne has a dedicated worldwide following due to its marvellous character and complexity and ability to team wonderfully with food at all stages of development.
When young the nose and palate exhibit intense aroma's and flavours of lemon, peach and tropical fruits with a dry mineral raciness; whilst with bottle age these will complex and develop into the familiar honeysuckle fragrance and character traditionally associated with Marsanne. Marsanne, one of the world's rarest grape varieties - a wine with it's roots in France but its heart in the Nagambie Lakes Region of central Victoria.
Tahbilk Marsanne has a long & distinguished Wine Show pedigree with 11 Trophies, 60 Gold, 76 Silver and 217 Bronze Medals awarded.