Jansz Tasmania Vintage Cuvee 2005
The 2005 vintage was a naturally wonderful year, and as a result, the vineyard was left to do what it does best whilst being closely monitored. The fruit quality which arrived at the winery was superb. 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 2005 Jansz Vintage Cuvée. Five 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 very fine persistent bead. The nose is wonderfully complex; with lifted savoury notes of sea spray and lanolin, balanced with those of ripe lemons and delicate strawberries. The Five years of yeast aging has enriched the nose with aromas of brioche, shortbread and cream. The palate is balanced. It flaunts powerful yet elegant fruit flavours, showing honeysuckle, rose petals and strawberry juxtaposed with complex notes of oyster shell and truffle. The result is a layered and textural wine that can only be achieved through extended aging on yeast. The natural acidity typical of this vineyard provides elegance and longevity to this wine.