By Amy Looker, editor – National Liquor News
Jansz Tasmania is set to release a strictly limited amount of its ultra-premium vintage sparkling Chardonnay on Monday 14 July.
The launch of the 2008 Jansz Tasmania Single Vineyard Chardonnay coincides with Bastille Day, which winemaker Natalie Fryar says pays homage to the contribution the French have made to the evolution of Australian sparkling wine styles.
“It was through the contribution from Louis Roederer that Jansz Tasmania started a revolution of another kind by producing the first Tasmanian sparkling wine created using the traditional Méthode Champenoise,” said Fryar.
The 2008 vintage of the Jansz Tasmania Single Vineyard Chardonnay is the second ever release of the wine, and with only 2244 bottles available, Fryar expects the wine to be sold out by the end of this year.
“This wine is a consolidation of how fantastic Tasmanian wine is. It’s like a little time capsule – it perfectly showcases what was happening in the vineyard in 2008,” Fryar told TheShout.
“One thing that is really important for retailers to keep in mind is that we are sitting on one of the greatest sparkling regions in the world, and this wine is a great example of the level of fruit quality, the quality of the region and the passion the winemakers are putting into making the wines.
“With the 2008 Jansz Tasmania Single Vineyard Chardonnay, it’s the very best of the best Chardonnay that we can find. It’s pristine, with great longevity and the structure shows off how amazing the wines are – the quality that Jansz delivers with this wine is unmatched and it’s right on our doorstep.”
The 2008 Jansz Tasmania Single Vineyard Chardonnay will be available to retailers, who are advised to speak to their Samuel Smith & Son sales representative to secure an allocation.
It has an RRP of $64.95.