Jansz Premium Cuvée NV
If you’re looking for a classically made wine or substitute to Champagne, which uses Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in its make-up but doesn’t cost a bomb, then this is it.
Coupling Old World inspiration with New World innovation, Jansz Tasmania crafts this wine from vineyards that produce high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The fruit is sourced from selected cool climate vineyards across Tasmania, ranging from the Pipers River and Tamar Valley regions in the north to the Coal River Valley in the south. Specially selected and crafted individual batches form the basis of this Cuvée. Jansz are the first to produce Tasmanian sparkling wines in the méthode champenoise style, which they’ve now morphed into ‘méthode Tasmanoise’.
Comprises a blend of 63% Chardonnay and 37% Pinot Noir. Hand-picking, gentle whole bunch pressing, cool fermentation, 100% malolactic fermentation, complex assemblage and extended ageing on lees after bottle fermentation, all combine to produce a stylish and complex wine. To maximise blending options and complexity in the final wine, batches are kept separate during winemaking. Released with a minimum three months of bottle ageing.
Delicately fizzy with great depth of flavour, superb balance and plenty of complexity. Aromas of honeysuckle, honeyed apple and pear, citrus zest and fresh strawberries from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit. Extended time on lees during secondary fermentation contributes complex aromas of toast, brioche and bitter almonds. The palate is balanced with delicate fruit flavours, a fine creamy texture and refreshing natural acidity. The finish is crisp and dry with lingering autumn fruit flavours. Yum!
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2019 – BRONZE
The latest nonvintage from Australia’s most famous Tasmanian sparkling producer is a tasty drop at a bargain price. A blend of Champagne’s three classic varieties, this bottling combines fruit from the north and south of the island. Eighteen months on lees results in a bubbly that is mostly fruit driven—lemon, apple and pear—with the yeast-derived brioche notes serving as a backdrop.
DAILY MAIL’S 2019 WINE AWARDS
– 89 POINTS
A fresh nose with apples, fresh citrus and preserved lemons. Medium-bodied with some nice green and citrus fruit, steely acidity and a bright finish.
Crisp and linear, with lime, grapefruit and green apple flavors that are intense and refreshing. Shows plenty of focus on the finish.