Jansz Tasmania LD Vintage Cuvée 2001
Individual blocks were selected, hand-harvested and fermented separately. Select batches undergo barrel fermentation and lees stirring. This, coupled with malolactic fermentation for all wines, gives distinctive creaminess and layers to the palate. Vintage wines of exceptional quality are chosen to be held for at least 7 years on yeast lees to develop into rich, layered, complex sparkling wines. 2001 was one such wine. This wine is bright gold in colour with a very fine and persistent bead. The nose is lifted and complex, still showing aromas of bright citrus and strawberry fruits, enriched by the characteristics of long ageing on yeast. Truffles, brioche and nougat fill the glass, coupled with honeysuckle and seaspray. The Palate is layered, creamy and finely balanced with strawberry fruits from the Pinot Noir coupled with fresh, zesty citrus from Chardonnay. A wine of finesse and great length, flavours of shortbread, fresh figs and honey linger.