Josef arrived in Tasmania as a refugee of Soviet-Era Czechoslovakia, now producing sparkling in the style of German Sekt, bringing Riesling to the crisp, elemental soils of the region.
Josef Chromy Pepik Sekt
Region : Australia > Tasmania
Tasting Note : Pale gold with green hues and fine mousse. Crunchy granny smith apple, with hints of apricot jam and white pear. The off-dry juiciness combines with subtle bottle-ferment complexity and lively acid.
Blend : 100% Riesling.
Wine Making : Grapes are hand-picked and gently whole bunch pressed to retain floral aromatics. Primary fermentation was carried out in stainless-steel tanks utilising a Champagne yeast. The wine was then stabilised and re-inoculated prior to bottle fermentation. Following a minimum of 12 months on yeast lees to build subtle complexity, the wine is disgorged in conjunction with a light dosage to obtain wine balance.
Ageing : 12 months on yeast lees.
ABV : 12%
Drink With : German sausages, pate or fresh seafood.