Henskens Rankin of Tasmania

2012 Vintage Brut

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Having won a gold medal & critical acclaim prior to release the beautiful 2012 Vintage Brut is now available to order.   

Exceedingly rare, there are only 1400 bottles in total.

Tasting notes from Tasmanian wine writer Phil Laing – pale, with a fine persistent bead. "Despite having spent 7 years on lees, the merest hint of autolysis showing as brioche and honey suckle with notes lime blossom, white stone fruit and acacia on the nose. Vibrant, elegant palate of lime, brioche, honey- comb and a characteristically long, dry savoury finish - full of finesse and elegance. "

Varietal composition: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir

Multi-regional blend (Coal River Valley, Derwent Valley, NW Tasmania, Tasman Peninsula)

Seven years on yeast lees (disgorged Feb 2019), two+ years under cork, 2.5 g/L dosage, 12.6 % alcohol v/v, TA 7.3 g/L, pH 2.97, partial MLF.

Gold medal Late Disgorged Class, 2021 Tasmanian Wine Show

97 points Decanter

96 points Huon Hooke

96 points The Real Review

95 points The Wine Front

The interest in making wine started early. When Frieda was eight years-old, on a dairy farm in New Zealand, she decided to tread grapes from the garden in her mother’s bread-pan. She poured the juice directly into bottles, so when fermentation started the fizzy mess spilled all over the floor. You could say fizz has always been her thing.

David started making wine at eleven, in a leafy Melbourne suburb, and never stopped. We still have that first bottle of plum wine around somewhere.

We’ve always loved sparkling wine so the decision to specialise in making it came naturally. In 2010 we started Henskens Rankin of Tasmania with just two tonne of fruit in tiny parcels and a vision of creating distinctively Tasmanian styles of sparkling.

To realise that vision we deliberately choose small-scale, artisanal approaches in our winemaking, always seeking to maximise quality. Doing crazy things carefully (wonderful advice from Eric Rodez).

Unashamedly luxurious and informed by our professional backgrounds in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management, Henskens Rankin of Tasmania is founded on the principle that luxury is ethical. It guides our winemaking and how we choose our partners. It extends to every aspect of the business, particularly our supply chain: wherever possible our packaging is ethically-sourced, re-useable, compostable and/or recyclable. From 2020 all our wines are vegan friendly.

It’s a journey in progress. 


Delivery within Australia is by Australia Post. Please contact us for a quote if you wish to use our other partner DHL express or for overseas shipping. Please note that all deliveries require a signature and that proof of age may be required.  A card will be left if no one is at home.

Free delivery within Hobart city.