Jansz Tasmania

Méthode Tasmanoise

Méthode Tasmanoise

Méthode to the Madness

It could be argued we’re completely mad growing grapes in the wild and unforgivingly cold Tasmanian environment. But there’s méthode to our madness.

The climatic conditions of the Jansz vineyard rival the famed French wine region of Champagne. In fact, it was originally with French contribution that Jansz became Tasmania’s first sparkling made using the traditional Méthode Champenoise.

Today we call it, Méthode Tasmanoise. It’s the essence of a partnership between the environment and our winemaker. Just as the cool Tasmanian climate creates spectacular beauty in nature, it is also instrumental in the creation of art in bottles.

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Pipers River

Perfectly Positioned

The Jansz Tasmania vineyard sits to the northeast of the island state within the Pipers River region of the Tamar Valley. This cool little corner is colloquially known as ‘Sparkling Tasmania’.

Temperatures here are moderated by close proximity to Bass Strait. The ocean breezes keep the temperature up during winter – minimising risk of frost, and down in summer – allowing our grapes to ripen slowly and develop intense, delicate and refined flavours.

Resting on a bed of pure, red, free-draining basalt soils, the Jansz vineyard truly is the perfect site to grow grapes for world-class sparkling wines.

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Past & Present

Destined for Greatness

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.

  • Jansz Premium Cuvee

    • Honeysuckle and citrus scents are immediately apparent with slight aromas of nougat, roasted nuts and a sniff of strawberry from the Pinot Noir. Delicate fruits and creaminess wash through the mouth leaving a lingering finish of citrus and nougat.

    • The Nitty Gritty

      • Composition Pinot Noir, Sparkling White, White Blends
      • Growing Area Tasmania
      • Harvest Date Various
      • pH 3.11
      • Acidity 6.7 g/L
      • Alcohol 12.0%
      • Residual Sugar 8.6 g/L
  • Jansz Premium Rose NV

    • Vibrant yet delicate pink hue, fine persistent bead and a suggestion of Turkish Delight and rose petal florals in the nose, combine with mousse creaminess and strawberries on the tongue to leave a refreshing, mouth-watering finish.

    • The Nitty Gritty

      • Composition Rose, Sparkling Rose
      • Growing Area Tasmania
      • Harvest Date Various
      • pH 3.11
      • Acidity 6.7 g/L
      • Alcohol 12.5%
  • Jansz Vintage Cuvee 2009

    • Gorgeous yeast ageing greets the nose along with toast, brioche and cream, whilst the tongue embraces quince, honeysuckle and classic notes of ripe lemon. Expect a hint of strawberry and rosewater from the Pinot Noir too.

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    • The Wine

      Vibrant, the palest gold with a very delicate bead and gentle persistent mousse. The aromas are of lemon curd, white flowers, hints of fresh cream and brioche. Elegant, layered and powerful, the Chardonnay offers purity and length to the palate, with creme brûlée notes and candied lemon peel. The Pinot Noir acts as support delivering aromatic strawberries,delicate rose petals and mouth-filling richness.

      The Nitty Gritty

      • Composition Sparkling White
      • Growing Area Tasmania
      • Harvest Date April 2009
      • pH 6.5
      • Acidity 7.0 g/L
      • Alcohol 12.5%
      • Residual Sugar 0.0 g/L
  • Jansz Vintage Rose 2011

    • Intense aromas of Turkish Delights, rosewater and strawberries fill the nose, while the mouth comes alive with luscious layers of Pinot truffles and the creaminess of bright rose and strawberry fruits.

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    • Conditions

      A cool start to the growing season saw budburst a week later than average and a prolonged flowering period. The cool weather continued through Summer and Autumn - perfect for slow ripening, flavour development and natural acid retention.

      The Wine

      Pale colour resembling rose petals or pink diamonds. Powerful aromas of toasted brioche, quince blossom & rose petals. A beautiful rich palate of vibrant red fruits and Turkish delight, matched with creaminess, a hint of pepperberry and truffles. A touch of fine tannin coupled with fine natural acidity offers a lingering, mouth-watering finish.

      The Nitty Gritty

      • Composition Sparkling Rose
      • Growing Area Tasmania
      • Harvest Date 9th - 26th April 2011
      • pH 3.2
      • Acidity 7.0 g/L
      • Alcohol 12.0%
      • Residual Sugar 7.1 g/L
  • Jansz Late Disgorged Vintage Cuvee 2007

    • Pale gold with a fine, persistent bead. Complex nose with intense notes of sea spray and shucked oysters, brioche and truffle. Richly layered palate with flavours of caramelised pears, truffled honey and toasted almonds.

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    • Conditions

      2007 was an exceptional vintage in Tasmania. The fruit for vintage 2007 was harves.

      The Wine

      Pale gold with a fine, persistent bead. Complex nose with intense notes of sea spray and shucked oysters, brioche and truffle. Richly layered palate with flavours of caramelised pears, truffled honey and roasted hazelnuts.

      The Nitty Gritty

      • Composition Sparkling White
      • Growing Area Tasmania
      • Harvest Date March & April 2007
      • pH 3.12
      • Acidity 7.2 g/L
      • Alcohol 12.0%
      • Residual Sugar 6.5 g/L
  • Jansz Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

    • A beautiful, complex and layered wine. Pale gold in colour with an exceptionally fine bead. A nose of truffles, delicate toast, Amaretti biscuits and white chocolate with a refined palate of nougat and roast almonds. Cool climate art at its best.

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    • The Nitty Gritty

      • Composition Sparkling White
      • Growing Area Tasmania
      • Harvest Date 4th to 20th April 2009
      • pH 3.14
      • Acidity 7.1 g/L
      • Alcohol 12.0%
      • Residual Sugar 7.0 g/L

Wine Room

Located adjacent to the vineyard, and overlooking a picturesque lake, the Jansz Tasmania Wine Room offers visitors the opportunity to find out why Tasmanian sparkling is among the best in the world while being guided through a tasting of the Jansz Tasmania range.

Jansz Tasmania Wine Room and Interpretive Centre

1216B Pipers Brook Road
 , Pipers Brook, TAS 7254 Driving directions from Launceston

Open 7 days a week from 10am until 4:30pm. Open from 12 noon on Anzac Day. Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday. Groups of ten or more by appointment only.

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