Jansz Premium Vintage Rose 2006
Three tiny blocks of Pinot Noir, J26, J27 and J28, were hand-tended and kept separate through the year, the whole bunch being fermented in old French oak developing complexity and sophistication, then tiraged as one small batch. After more than three years ageing on tirage the wine was disgorged and liquored, again using 100% Tasmanian Pinot Noir. This wine is rosewater, pale pink in colour with an intense, lifted nose, showing the power and elegance of Jansz Pinot Noir. The aromas are of rosewater, strawberries, sea spray and truffles; coupled with the yeast influence of toasted brioche and nougat. A wonderfully complex sparkling wine on the palate, in which full fruit flavours of Turkish delight, rose petals and fresh strawberries are married with cream, truffles, spice and seaspray. The power of the Tasmanian fruit is balanced by mouth-watering natural acidity delivering great structure, finesse and wonderful length.