89 Points Robert Parker
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+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. June, 2011
93 Points James Halliday
Pale green-straw; the Tasmanian trademark of crunchy acidity is immediately obvious, as is the power and focus; will respond dramatically to more time on cork, building nutty notes to balance the zesty fruit. Drink to 2017.
Source: James Halliday. September, 2013
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 shared the belief 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 Jansz Premium NV Cuvée 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.