Jansz Tasmania Vintage Cuvee 2006
In 2006, every block of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 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 Jansz Tasmania Vintage Cuvée 2006. Four years ageing on yeast lees after the secondary fermentation gives classical yeast complexity for the final wine. A vibrant, pale straw with a fine mousse, the Jansz Tasmania Vintage Cuvée 2006 has a lifted complex nose of oyster shell, white flowers, honeycomb and preserved lemons. Seaspray and maritime aromas make their presence felt as does the delicate strawberry notes of Tasmanian Pinot Noir. This is a textural wine with mouth-watering acidity and layers of favour evident across the palate. Seaspray and oyster shell coupled with zesty citrus, rose and strawberry create a wine of complexity and balance. Years of tirage age give creaminess and beautiful length.