Tasmania Vintage Cuvee 2004
Attention to detail and diligence in the vineyard, with crop thinning and disease monitoring, were essential to great winemaking in vintage 2004. Every block from the Jansz vineyard was hand-harvested separately, and kept in individual batches through the year. Gentle handling, select barrel fermentation and complex assemblage blending resulted in a wonderful 2004 Jansz Vintage Cuvee. Four years ageing on yeast lees after the secondary fermentation gives classical yeast complexity for the final wine. The wine is pale gold in colour with a layered nose showing gorgeous yeast ageing, toast, brioche and cream. The fruits are of quince and honeysuckle and classical chardonnay notes of ripe lemon. The wine displays a fine textured palate, elegant and balanced. The Chardonnay minerality & citrus zest supports the Pinot fruits of rosewater and strawberries and are enhanced by layers of fresh cream, yeasty brioche and a fine, velvet-like mousse.