House of Morande, Vina Morande
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Grape VarietyPinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
In 2007, every block from the Jansz vineyard was hand-harvested separately, and kept in individual batches through the year. Gentle handling, select barrel fermentation and complex assemblage blending resulted in a wonderful 2007 Jansz Vintage Cuvee. Four years ageing on yeast lees after the secondary fermentation gives classical yeast complexity for the final wine. The colour is vibrant, pale straw with a fine mousse. The rich, layered nose shows gorgeous yeast ageing, toast, brioche and cream. The fruits are of quince and honeysuckle and classical chardonnay notes of ripe lemon. A textural wine with mouth-watering acidity, layers of flavour and texture are drawn across the palate. The palate is intense and rich, typical of the 2007 vintage. The Pinot fruit delivers rosewater and strawberries to the palate, supporting beautiful chardonnay flavours of ripe lemon and honeysuckle. Barrel fermentation gives the wine a touch of tannin and wonderful ethereal notes, years of tirage age give creaminess and beautiful lengths.
95 points - "Whole bunch pressed, bottle-fermented chardonnay and pinot noir taken through 100% malolactic fermentation, then kept on yeast lees for 48 months prior to being disgorged. The wine combines complexity and full flavour with delicacy, the dosage precisely calibrated. Lovely now or later."
James Halliday, Wine Companion Magazine, December / January 2013
96 points - "The ’07 Jansz has a mid-golden colour that suggests it’s enriching with a little time under the belt. Fine mousse and persistent bead as it sits in the glass. The nose has quite a strong savoury thread, with toasty autolysis characters on offer and some lovely, fresh, pithy lemon rind and chalky chardonnay notes – a really complex and engaging wine. The palate is fresh and lively, with crisp and dry lemon pity flavours, a little stone fruit, some nutty acidity too. Really neat balance and shape here, and a lemon sherbet finish. All about the chardonnay."
Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2013, November 2012
Decanter World Wine Awards 2014, Silver Medal
"Warm, ripe, toasty nose followed by a persistent mouthful with a yeasty backbone and rich oak lending support to the fleshy, bright apple fruit. Lingering, complex finish." Decanter 2014