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Jansz - Premium Cuvee NV

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Tasmania
  • Wine Maker: Natalie Fryar
  • Grape: Champagne Blend
  • Grape Percentage: 53% Chardonnay and 47% Pinot Noi
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 89 (NV) VS: 89 (NV) JR: 16 (NV) WS: 88 (NV) WE: 89 (NV) JH: 91 (NV) WF: 91 (NV) TS: 91 (NV) NS: 92 (NV) HH: 90 (NV)

Wine tasting notes

The Jansz Tasmania Non Vintage Premium Cuvée is pale gold in colour, with persistent fine mousse. The lifted nose displays honeysuckle and citrus notes from Tasmanian Chardonnay, the tirage age contributes aromas of nougat and roasted nuts, while the Pinot Noir fruit shows delicate strawberry. The palate is well balanced with delicate fruit flavours, creaminess from the fine bead mousse and fresh acid. The wine finishes dry and light, with lingering flavours of citrus and nougat.

Winery Information

Jansz

Jansz Tasmania vineyard lies in the Tamar Valley in the heart of the Pipers River region in north eastern Tasmania. With a mantle of red basalt soils and a cool climate moderated by the proximity of Bass Strait, the Jansz Tasmania vineyards are ideal for allowing grapes to ripen slowly and develop the lingering acidity essential to produce a premium sparkling wine. Jansz was Tasmania?s first sparkling wine to be made according to the traditional m?thod champenoise and, as the only Tasmanian.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (NV)89 pts

Jun 2011 - Reviewer Lisa Perrotti Brown - A blend of 53% Chardonnay and 47% Pinot Noir, undergoing 100% malo-lactic and aged for 24 months on lees, the NV Jansz Cuvee Non Vintage Cuvee has a citrusy nose of lemongrass and orange peel over notes of baking bread, straw and chalk dust. This brut style has fine, frisky bubbles and crisp acid that is nicely matched against a small amount of dosage (9 grams per liter), finishing long and zesty. Drinking now, it should remain fresh and vibrant for 2-3 years+.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (NV)89 pts

Jul 2012 - Light yellow-gold. Apple, melon and lemon on the fragrant, spice-accented nose. Fresh and lithe, with good energy to its citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Brisk, linear and precise, with finishing punch and lingering citrus notes. -- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (NV)16 pts

Tasted Oct 2016 - Very creamy and buttery nose with a biting acidic line and a dairy-dominated palate, both in texture and flavour. There’s plenty of flavour range here, although the acid is a bit jagged. (RH)

Wine Spectator (NV)88 pts

Light, crisp and spicy, with a distinct ground white pepper note to the apple and toast flavors, finishing with a creamy texture to the fizz. Drink now. –HS

Wine Enthusiast (NV)89 pts

Toasty and citrusy, this is a prototypical méthode Champenoise sparkler, blending Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from the cool island of Tasmania, off Australia's southern coast. It's medium in weight, with a crisp lemony finish that invites a second sip. J.C. (12/15/2010)

James Halliday (NV)91 pts

A blend that evenly harmonises fruit character, depth of maturity and the vivacious mood or cool Tasmanian acidity, in flavours of apple and pear finishing with biscuity, toasty complexity. It's long and even, culminating in well integrated acidity.

Wine Front (NV)91 pts

Pretty, tasty and fun but not without grace and refinement. It offers light lemon and strawberry flavours with a touch of earthiness and has balanced sweetness and good length of flavour. At the price point it’s just the ticket

Tyson Stelzer (NV)91 pts

Peach, honey and roast nut complexity define this style, with a lingering finish of nougat. Lemon zest, tight lemon juice acidity and minerality rise to provide a clean, fresh cut to the finish, countering the sweetness of 9g/L of residual.

Nick Stock (NV)92 pts

The current NV Jansz delivers a healthy dose of quality that elevates it well above the price. The nose carries fresh, zesty cool fruit characters; peach and light red fruits, and gentle pastry-scented complexity too. The fine texture is superb on the palate: it’s super-fine, with citrus, apples and pear flavours, and finishes clean, fresh and elegant. Terrific.

Huon Hooke (NV)90 pts

The Jansz non-vintage is a wine that offers affordable, serious sparkling wine character. It combines freshness with complexity. Floral, lightly spicy aromas lead into a fine, lively palate with lemon/citrus and meringue flavours.

Vinification Notes

Tasmania is renowned as Australia’s home of great quality sparkling wine. The Jansz Tasmania Non Vintage Premium Cuvée is made from grapes grown on multiple sites in Tasmania, all producing excellent sparkling wine fruit. All batches are kept separate during winemaking to maximise blending options and the complexity of the final wines. The wines go through secondary fermentation in bottles and are aged on yeast lees for as long as possible – the average tirage of the final blend is two years.