“Some of the most exciting sparklers are coming out of Tasmania, a cool-climate region in Australia’s southerly latitude. Jansz partnered with the prestigious Champagne house Louis Roederer in 1986 to create this wine. The partnership has since ended, but the French DNA in this wine remains. Composed of 78% Pinot Noir and 22% Chardonnay, it is faintly copper-tinted with a mildly sweet, white-chocolate aroma. The soft texture offers a mellow, perhaps modest, taste of cherry flavor with only eight grams of sugar.”
“Tasmania’s cool climate creates this pale, onion skin-hued rosé sparkler, which is based on Pinot Noir and blended with a bit of Chardonnay. The flavors are soft and fresh, tasting of white cherries and subtle lemon, with a creamy, almond-like finish that balances out bright acidity.”
“Earthy red berries, brioche, and a sense of promising things to come.” (B+)
Jansz Tasmania - Wine Enthusiast
In “10 Best Wine Getaways 2019,” the Wine Enthusiast editors explore the best destinations to visit in the coming year, from classic European locales to new and up-and-coming wine hotspots, with each offering “something for anyone with a passion to explore beyond the glass.”
Tasmania makes the list, and travel editor Lauren Mowery writes that the island’s isolation is part of its appeal, but that it has a lot to offer to compensate for the long flight getting there, including a “flourishing dining scene, urban wineries, countryside cellar doors and whisky distilleries.” Included in her “Where to Taste” recommendations: TOLPUDDLE, where Mowery says to “look for exquisite Chardonnays,” and JANSZ TASMANIA, for “traditional-method sparklers that put Tasmania on the map.”
“What it lacks in depth it makes up for in personality. This is lighter than you might expect but its gingersnap, oyster shell, cooked red apple and lees characters are both complex and sophisticated, the result a quality wine.”
“With its cool climate, The Australian island of Tasmania is increasingly becoming known for its elegant, affordable sparkling wines, including this one, which has a texture and mouthfeel similar to traditional Champagne.”
"Many wine lovers are surprised to learn that Tasmania has a vibrant sparkling wine industry. There’s a microclimate in the island state’s northeast that offers ideal growing conditions for making sparkling wines.
Jansz is not only one of the best but also the first Tasmanian winery to make sparkling wines in the méthode champenoise style. We’ve selected the Premium Cuvée for our Best Value Sparking Wines list because of its approachability. This is a wine everyone can appreciate and a style that’s great with breakfast, as an apéritif or with a meal. It would even work with a light dessert! It offers citrus blossom aromas and an intriguing note of nougat on the palate for a very interesting and approachable flavor profile."