The Jansz Vineyard in the Pipers River region in Northern Tasmania is one of the great sparkling wine vineyards in Australia. Planted on deep, free-draining, ferrasol soils overlooking Bass Strait, these soils and climatic conditions combine to allow long cool ripening on beautifully balanced vines, whilst also minimising the risks of frosts. The resultant fruit is intensely flavoured and balanced with lingering natural acidity.
About the Vineyard
A late, but wet winter, ensured the soil profile was filled prior to budburst. Cool to mild conditions throughout flowering continued until Christmas when the temperature started to rise.
Summer was warm and dry throughout, resulting in naturally
higher acidity with richer, fuller flavours.
Each block from the Jansz vineyard was hand-harvested and made separately and kept this way until blending late in the year. Gentle handling, partial barrel fermentation and complex assemblage blending has resulted in this powerful 2014 Jansz Vintage Cuvee. Extended ageing on yeast lees for a minimum of 3.5 years after the secondary fermentation gives wonderful complexity to the final wine.
The colour is pale gold with a delicate bead and fine mousse. The aroma is intense and complex showing the beautiful synergy between Tasmanian Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The aromas are of fresh citrus zest, almond nougat and freshly baked brioche, with underlying hints of hazelnut and sea spray.
The palate is refined and elegant, with notes of preserved lemon, creme brulee, hazelnuts, turkish delight and fresh strawberries.
Try with a simple platter of natural oysters and wedges of fresh lemon.