Tasmania Vintage Cuvee 2002
The 2002 vintage was exceptional across Tasmania but particularly in the Jansz vineyard. The late arrival of the Roaring 40’s from Africa, coupled with a very cool ripening period, led to naturally low crop levels. The result was a small volume of intense but perfectly balanced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit that made this wine. Individual blocks were selected, hand harvested and fermented separately. Select batches undergo barrel fermentation and lees stirring. This, coupled with malolactic fermentation for all wines, gives distinctive creaminess and layers to the palate. Four years ageing on yeast lees after the secondary fermentation gives classical yeast complexity for the final wine.