96 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021
Crafted using Chardonnay (50%) and Pinot Noir (50%) from a single vineyard in Tasmania's pristine North-West. Utilising a small manual basket press (that took 12 hours just for the Chardonnay) only the best juice went directly into aged French barriques. The wine then went through a natural wild primary fermentation and was completed using traditional methods in the bottle. After completing 5 years on yeast lees the wine was then disgorged using a 7.5g/L dosage. This has produced an amazingly complex wine. The palest of salmon hue in colour, red berries, rose hip, lemon, crunchy red apple fruits and a hint of black currant all complement each other. Beautifully balanced with a creamy textural palate, savoury underpinnings, a lingering acid line and long dry finish all add to this wine's elegance and richness. Enjoy with your favourite Tasmanian cheese selection, pork terrine or pan seared scallops in a light beurre blanc sauce. Delicious …………….
This wine is also Vegan friendly.
Henskens Rankin of Tasmania
Our interest in winemaking began early. When Frieda was eight years-old, on a dairy farm in New Zealand, she decided to tread grapes in her mother’s bread-pan. She poured the juice directly into bottles but that first time, didn’t cap them and 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. There’s still a bottle of that first plum wine around somewhere.
We’ve always loved sparkling wine but the decision to specialise in making it came whilst working for a local contract winemaker. We founded Henskens Rankin of Tasmania in 2010 with just two tonne of fruit in tiny parcels and the aim of exploring new, distinctive Tasmanian styles of sparkling wine.
Unashamedly luxurious and informed by our professional backgrounds in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management, Henskens Rankin is founded on the principle that true luxury is ethical. It guides how we operate and choose our local partners. It extends beyond what’s in the bottle; wherever possible our packaging is ethically sourced, re-useable, compostable and/ or recyclable. It’s a journey in progress.