An intense yet fine and elegant bouquet, with dominant notes of ripe berry fruits (redcurrants, fraises des bois and raspberries) and appealing hints of orange peel, rose and cumin.Dry and velvety.
Delightfully light yeasty aromas are complemented by hints of butterscotch, honey and praline. This luscious bubbly will stimulate your sweeter senses.
Pale silver-pink. Aromas of raspberries cherries and a few secondary whiffs of minerality. A lively mousse but fine in the mouth with subtle red berry flavours enlivened by bright acids. Brisk on the palate showing hints of oyster shell and fresh lavender.
Awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their November 2017 edition feature on Tasmania (see blue link below).
Awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards Rhone Section (see blue link below).
Ed Carr, the man behind Arras, has been making sparkling wines in Australia since 1986 and for the Hardy's group since 1994. He was one of the first winemakers to see the potential Tasmanian fruit had for producing world class sparkling wine and has been producing Arras solely with Tasmanian fruit since the 1998 vintage. Much to the horror of the accountants, however, he has insisted on ageing the wines on lees for over six years prior to release, something that increases both their cost and complexity.
For more than a decade, the House of Arras team has been identifying and developing the ideal vineyard sites for world class sparkling wine, which led them to call the ancient soils and cold climate of Tasmania home. Its climate is significantly cooler than the mainland, with long summer daylight and maritime influences, which are ideal conditions for long, slow and consistent fruit development. The House of Arras sources fruit from many outstanding vineyards in southern Tasmania and the south-east coast. Each location bestows its own nuances of character on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit.
Fruit for this wine was hand-picked from cold climate Tasmanian vineyards prior to gentle whole bunch pressing, from which only free run juice was collected. Primary fermentation was undertaken on light lees, followed by 100% malolactic fermentation. Once clarified, the wines were judiciously blended to style, bottled as tirage and matured in cool, dark storage for a minimum of eight years before disgorgement.
The appearance is crystal clear with an ultrafine and persistent bead, medium straw with a bright yellow gold lustre. The bouquet expresses enticing aromas of grapefruit, jasmine flowers, sea brine and lychee. The palate has great elegance and poise with complex nuances of exotic spice, truffle, meringue and naural yogurt.
Lifted aromas of honeysuckle and citrus fruits from the Chardonnay, with nougat and roasted nuts derived from the tirage age, while the Pinot Noir contributes delicate strawberry. The palate is well-balanced with delicate fruit flavours, creaminess and a fresh, dry finish.
Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their November 2017 edition review of Australia's "Other" Whites... (see blue link below).
... and 92 points in their Novemver 2017 feature on Tasmania!
The name Jansz pays homage to Tasmania’s namesake, the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman who first sighted the island in 1642. In fact, when it was established in 1975, the Jansz vineyard was originally named after Tasman’s ship, the Heemskerk. In 1986, esteemed Champagne house - Louis Roederer partnered with the owners of Heemskerk Wines to produce Tasmania’s first premium vintage sparkling wine. They saw the similarities between the climate here and the famous wine region of their homeland. In 1997, the Hill-Smith family purchased the vineyard and began the journey that has seen Jansz Tasmania become one of the most highly regarded sparkling wine houses in Australia.
Specially selected and crafted individual batches form the basis of this Rosé. The fruit used in this wine is selected from cool climate vineyards across Tasmania dedicated to growing sparkling wine fruit.
The Jansz Tasmania Premium Rosé is based upon Jansz wines from several vintages. As with their Premium Cuvée, batches are kept separate during winemaking to maximize blending options and final wine complexity. Secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle and is aged on yeast lees until the perfect balance of strawberries and cream is reached, which usually takes up to three years.
Look for a vibrant, delicate pink hue with a fine persistent bead, a subtle nose of Turkish Delight and rose petal florals, and a mouth full of mousse creaminess and strawberries with a refreshing finish.
A blend of 45% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir & 15% Pinot Meunier. This Champagne has a delicate and fresh nose, with good complexity and notes of citrus and with fruit. It is fresh and supple upon entry with rounded and expressive flavours from which the fruit progressively emerges. Good balance and length.
Jean-Charles Boisset was born into a winemaking family in Burgundy. Today, he is the proprietor, along with his sister, Nathalie, and parents Jean-Claude and Claudine Boisset, of a collection of more than twenty great producers from the world's pre-eminent wine producing regions. Created by Jean-Charles, the innovative JCB Collection brings together two worlds of winemaking - Old and New. Each wine in the collection is a limited edition, and is "named" with a number. These numbers relate to a wine style that Jean-Charles strives to achieve vintage to vintage, while also symbolizing important ideas, passions and moments in his life and wine career. 'N° 21' because 21 is the French government's 'department' number for the Côte d'Or. Jean-Charles was born in 1969, the year that mankind went to the moon. And 69 represents unlimited expression, freedom, and refinement.
All the grapes were sourced from parcels located within the Burgundy AOC area: the Pinot Noir and Aligoté were grown in the Côte d'Or, the Gamay in the South of Burgundy and the Chardonnay from the Mâconnais.
This wine has been made according the traditional method. The second fermentation happened in bottle and the wine was aged for a minimum of 12 months on slats.
The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay shine through this Crémant. Pale and vibrant in colour, it offers a lovely fresh and fruity nose with almond and white flower aromas. It feels full and generous on the palate, it has a great harmony between acidity and fruit.
Lovely rose pink in colour, with fine bubbles and a light mousse. Perfumes of blackcurrant and strawberry follow through to a fine, ripe fruit on the palate, balanced by a freshness and clean finish with a lingering hint of strawberries.