Henskens Rankin of Tasmania

2014 Blanc de Blanc

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200 in stock

For the curious and the aficionado alike, the 2014 explores and celebrates Chardonnay without compromise. Traditional method, single vineyard, 100% cuvee (no pressings). Fermented in oak barrels. Some were fermented with wild yeast (indigenous yeast from the grape skins) whilst others were inoculated with commercial yeast strains.  Six years on yeast lees, 2.5 g/L dosage pH 3.03, TA 8.3, alcohol 11.83%vv.  Pale green to light gold in colour. The time of lees contributes aromas of fresh sourdough bread with the oak showing through as hints of something almost smoky – maybe even Lap Sang Sou Chong. The dominant thrust on the nose is white florals, lemon zest, fresh straw, mineral and crisp white stone fruit. The palate has a powerful core of bright acid, lemon, nectarine with a persistent dry, mineral/ saline finish. That’s balanced by a creamy mid-palate. Recommend drinking anytime over the next decade. This stunning fresh, complex, powerful but elegant sparkling makes any occasion a celebration. Just 477 bottles in this release.

Our 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. 


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