Jansz Tasmania Single Vineyard Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the core of Jansz, Natalie Fryar has long aspired to make a “pinnacle” chardonnay, and the “cracker” 2007 vintage presented the opportunity, “a vintage in which you look like a hero just by showing up!” Capturing the character of a riper year in its intense fruit expression, this is a creamy, lemony, brioche-accented wine with hints of charcuterie complexity, likely from lees stirring. Entirely barrel fermented, it’s impeccably textured, with a fine, mineral mouth feel, more grainy than the chalk of Champagne, but unique and captivating in its own way. Just 1612 bottles were made and 1479 released, so be quick. Best to order direct.