Honeysuckle and citrus scents are immediately apparent with slight aromas of nougat, roasted nuts and a hint of strawberry from the Pinot Noir. Delicate fruits and creaminess fills the mouth with a lingering finish of citrus and nougat.
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 the most highly regarded sparkling wine house in Australia.
The small island state to the south is a treasure trove of stunning landscapes, fresh produce and world class premium wines. Tasmania’s wine credentials are based on quality over quantity. There are seven sub-regions on Tasmania including: The Tamar Valley, Pipers River, East Coast, North West, Down South, Coal River Valley and North of Hobart. The maritime influence from the Tasman Sea creates a cool climate in Tasmania which is ideal for producing excellent examples of Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and the most famous of all, their sparkling wines. Tasmania has more than 160 producers and only 1,750 hectares planted in grapes, producing less than 1% of Australia’s wine but more than 10% of the premium wine segment.
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