The Heemskerk Vineyard was established in 1975 in the heart of the Pipers River region and is the birthplace of Jansz Tasmania. In 1986 Heemskerk was joined by the esteemed Champagne producer Louis Roederer of Reims, France in their pursuit of the definitive Australian sparkling wine. Louis Roederer believed that the climate of the area - so similar to that of the classic wine regions of Burgundy and Champagne - was ideal for the production of finely structured methode champenoise. The Hill Smith family shared the belief and purchased the vineyard in 1998. The Jansz Premium NV Rosé is based upon Jansz wines of several vintages. Specially selected and crafted individual batches from cool climate locations in Tasmania, form this wine. Every site used to source grapes is specifically designated to growing fruit for sparkling wine. All batches are kept separate during winemaking to maximise blending options and the complexity of the final wines. The wine then goes through secondary fermentation in bottles and is aged on yeast lees for as long as possible with the average age of the final blend being 18 months to two years. Vibrant delicate pink in colour with a fine persistent bead. The nose offers lifted notes of turkish delight and delicate rose petal florals, with fresh cream and nougat. This wine is rich with the creaminess of the mousse while the Pinot contributes strawberry notes that fill the palate. The fruit flavours give length to the wine and fresh natural acid provides balance and a refreshing finish.
90 Points-The Wine Advocate "Framboise intermixed with notions of herbs, earth, and brioche offer a delicious introduction to this dry, medium-bodied rose, which has an average tirage age of 29 months. The finish is long, and the bubbles are tiny, precise, and consistent."
90 Points-Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar "Pale pink with a delicate bead. Understated redcurrant, strawberry, orange and mineral aromas offer good precision and verve. Focused citrus and red berry flavors are on the light side but deliver admirable lift and persistence. Here's proof that flavor doesn't necessarily require power."
88 Points-The Wine Spectator "Pale copper color, smooth in texture, with perky, citrusy acidity up front. Hints at strawberry as the finish gets softer."