Tasmania Vintage Pipers River

Jansz SKU: IAJC17

Grape Variety: Chardonnay/Pinot Noir

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54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir. Pale gold with a delicate bead and fine mousse. Intense aromas of honeysuckle, citrus zest, lemon curd and sea spray are overlaid with complex notes of sweet brioche, toast and nougat. The palate is elegantly structured with flavours of preserved lemon, white peach, wild strawberries, sea spray and truffle. Over three years ageing on yeast lees in bottle has built further complexity and subtle nuances of nougat and roasted hazelnuts. With a refreshing natural acidity on the finish, Jansz Tasmania Vintage Cuvée 2017 is a sparkling wine of finesse, power and elegance. Above average winter rainfall led into a cool, wet spring with temperatures remaining below average to the end of November. These conditions resulted in late flowering and reduced yields. Warmer temperatures in December prevailed until late autumn, remaining warm and dry with cool nights. Perfect weather to allow long, even ripening while retaining lovely acidity to produce grapes of outstanding quality. Each block is hand-picked and fermented as an individual batch. Gentle handling, partial fermentation in aged oak barrels for ten months and complex assemblage blending has resulted in this powerful and elegant wine. Extended ageing on yeast lees for over three years after secondary fermentation gives wonderful complexity to the final wine. ABV 12%