The Tasmanian Sparkling Wine industry continues to develop and mature. There’s the 2 big players across multiple price points: Jansz and Arras. Whilst a whole host of other contenders continue to push the barrow of Tasmania being Australia’s “Champagne.” Indeed, Jansz came up with the very clever marketing slogan of being made “Méthode Tasmanoise.” With a range that extends from Non-Vintage through to Late Disgorged and even a single vineyard, Jansz is a very reliable go-to for quality sparkling wines and often comes down in price via the big chains.
Jansz Tasmania, Vintage Cuvée, Pipers River, 2010
Super fine bead & fine mousse. Tiniest note of yeasty complexity. Oyster shell brine and lemon citrus crispness give way to layers of just ripe strawberry, richer citrus and complex wheaten biscuit. Acidity is cutting and drying, befitting its elegance and minerality. Still young and more than able to age well.
Wine sample courtesy of Jansz Tasmania