Jansz Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2011
Available in cartons of six
The Heemskerk Vineyard was established in 1975 at the very heart of Pipers Brook, the finest sparkling wine terroir in Australia and the birthplace of Jansz. In 1986, Heemskerk was joined by the esteemed Louis Roederer of Champagne in their pursuit of the definitive Australian sparkling wine. The pick of Heemskerk parcels, are individually crafted and assembled into the nation's finest effervescent Chardonnay. Bunches are individually hand sorted and destemmed, treated to the full compliment of Champenoise Methode Traditionelle, vinified on gross sediments and sent to the Jansz cellars for an extended term of maturation in own bottle on yeast lees before the ultimate disgorgement, doseage and reseal.
The excellence and refinement of a pure Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs, hand crafted in the old world way, for elegance, balance and finesse, offering magnificent complexity and exquisite length. Sourced from a terroir and clime very like the viticole of Champagne, Jansz offers a nose, palate and texture, that's uncannily similar to her prestigious French siblings. One of the nation's finest effervescent wines, a satiating aperitif style showing lifted fruit and complexity which defines Tasmania as the new world's most superior appellation in sparkling wine.
Pale golden hues, a fine bead and persistent mousse. Intense and intriguing aromas of oyster shell, preserved lemon and truffle, notes of toasted brioche. The palate unravels layers of citrus stonefruits, crystallised lemon and lemon curd overlaid with roast almond nougat, an exquisite balance between the fine creamy textures and long drive of chalky, mineral acidity. A wine of luxury and sophistication.