Tasmania

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Tasmania
Latitude
Altitude
up to 210m
Growing Season Rainfall
335 mm
Mean January Temperature
17°C
Harvest
Early April to early June
Wineries
44
Website
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About Tasmania

Tasmania is amongst the coolest wine regions on the planet. Located at the southern tip of the world, it is emerging as the most exciting wine growing area in Australia. The pristine natural environment is ideal terroir for classic cool climate styles. Tasmania is highly acclaimed for ultra premium sparkling wine, spectacular pinot noir and chardonnay. They are wines with a reputation for subtlety, elegance and quality. Fresh natural acidity and finesse are hallmarks of Tasmanian wine. Riesling and sauvignon blanc also make up significant plantings. A growing reputation for aromatic whites means pinot gris and gewürztraminer are varieties to watch. While Tasmania is officially recognised as a single region, it contains seven main wine growing areas. They include: Tamar Valley, the North East, North West, East Coast, Coal River Valley, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley/Channel. Southerly vineyards are in close proximity to Hobart, while northern districts are largely centred around the town of Launceston. Tasmania has a long viticultural heritage. The earliest vineyard was planted in the suburb of New Town in 1821. At this stage, Tasmania is primarily a region of boutique producers. Large wine companies also source premium Tasmanian fruit for their finest chardonnay and sparkling styles. With only 1,500 ha under vine, there is still a lot of potential for growth. As you would expect, widespread vineyards mean there are numerous microclimates across the state. Soils throughout the region range from dolorite and sandstone to alluvial sediment and igneous volcanic rock. The benefit of a moderate maritime climate and cooling Southern Ocean breeze means winemakers are able to deliver absolute quality. Grapes ripen slowly to achieve a wide flavour spectrum and excellent balance. Tasmania will host the international cool climate wine symposium in 2012. Watch Stuart MacGill uncork Tasmania

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2013 Last Horizon Tamar Valley Pinot Noir

2013 Last Horizon Tamar Valley Pinot Noir

While Last Horizon may sound like a Sci-Fi movie, it’s actually a very smart Pinot Noir from Tasmania. Tassie is really starting to shine with Pinot and we love the way winemaker Adrian Sparks has made this wine with minimal intervention. Made fro...

Cracka rating90
Region: Tasmania
2013 Trentham Reserve Tasmanian Pinot Noir

2013 Trentham Reserve Tasmanian Pinot Noir

Trentham have gone much further afield for this Pinot, venturing out of their Riverland home to the Apple Isle in search of Pinot glory. Looks like they've come up with a winner too, with this bright, savoury and clever Pinot Noir just delicious j...

Cracka rating90
Region: Tasmania
2012 Heemskerk Abel's Tempest Pinot Noir

2012 Heemskerk Abel's Tempest Pinot Noir

Heemskerk is Treasury Wines' very clever Tasmanian brand, quietly carving out a name for itself with some seriously smart, seriously Tasmanian wines. This Pinot Noir, drawn from a few choice spots in Tassie, has all of the beauty and perfume that...

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
NV Jansz Premium Cuvee

NV Jansz Premium Cuvee

It's something of an icon now is the Jansz NV, with it's reputation forged over the last decade with a succession of consistently good bubblies at entirely reasonable prices. In fact - along with Chandon NV and the Sir James Vintage - you could ar...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
2014 Josef Chromy Pinot Gris

2014 Josef Chromy Pinot Gris

Abundance. That's the word to use with a wine like this, a Pinot Gris with richness and texture built by picking the grapes ripe and then leaving a little grape sugar for balance. If you're looking for a wine of texture look no further.

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
2013 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir

2013 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir

Smart wine this one. A smart wine from a producer that is continuing to build it's reputation for quality Tasmanian booze at very fair prices. Indeed this might be their best wine to date - a medium to full bodied Pinot Noir that carries plenty of...

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
2013 Josef Chromy Pepik Chardonnay

2013 Josef Chromy Pepik Chardonnay

The Pepik range is the easy drinking line from Josef Chromy, intended to be drunk before the more classic 'estate' wines come around. This too is a light, fresh and rather approachable wine, freshened up thanks to early picking and fermentation in...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
NV Jansz Premium Rose

NV Jansz Premium Rose

We love a good Sparkling Rosé here at Cracka, as it offers all the crispness and bubbly fun of traditional sparkling, but in a much pinker (and arguably more interesting) form. In fact, Rosé Champagne is actually held in higher esteem than more tr...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
2013 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers Avance Pinot Noir

2013 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers Avance Pinot Noir

Nick Glaetzer is a winemaker to watch and he’s celebrating a stellar year having been named winemaker of the year Gourmet Traveller,as well as having won the hallowed Jimmy Watson for his Shiraz at the tender age of just 31. This Pinot is made in ...

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
NV Ninth Island Sparkling

NV Ninth Island Sparkling

Tassie bubbles are all the rage these days - and why not! Especially when you can get them at this price. Made from a blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, it punches above it's weight with some complex smells of green apples, yellow ...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
NV Stefano Lubiana Brut Reserve Sparkling

NV Stefano Lubiana Brut Reserve Sparkling

Stefano Lubiana loves Sparkling and it shows. His wines are the result of a care and attention in the vineyard and this Brut Reserve see’s a Sparkling made in the true Methode champenoise style using reserve barrels that eight or more years old. I...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
2013 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers Mon Pere Shiraz

2013 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers Mon Pere Shiraz

This is classic cool climate stuff that is loaded with red fruits, white pepper and spice. Texturally stunning, the palate delivers fruit intensity carried on a soft carpet of tannins before an impressively long finish.

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
2006 Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon

What a remarkable wine this is. Drawn from southern Tasmania, which is hardly the first place you think of in Cabernet terms, this is a wonderful elegant red with beautiful cedary Cabernet characters and lovely tannins. Bordeaux meet Tasmania!

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
2013 Domaine A Stoney Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Domaine A Stoney Vineyard Pinot Noir

Ruby red colour. Bright aromatics of raspberry and spice, threaded with sage  and mint. Expressive red cherry flavour and top notes of peppercorn on a  harmonious palate with silken tannins and a long, fruitful finish. 

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
2014 Josef Chromy Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Josef Chromy Sauvignon Blanc

This offering from Josef Chromy is a nice alternative to the passionfruity Marlborough sav blancs. It's citrusy and a little bit spicy on the nose, with some gooseberry and grassy notes for company. The palate is light, bright, ripe and fruity, wi...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
2014 42 Degrees South Pinot Grigio

2014 42 Degrees South Pinot Grigio

From the good people at Frogmore Creek comes this aromatic, drier style of pinot grigio. Truck loads of white stone fruits, nashi pears and green apples decorate the nose, whilst the palate is lighter-bodied and juicy, with pear and blanched almon...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
2011 Bream Creek Pinot Noir

2011 Bream Creek Pinot Noir

One of the first commercial vineyards to be planted in Tasmania, Bream Creek's plot if now over 21 years old and is really hitting it's straps now (like 21yr olds often do). This wine is the perfect example too, a lovely bright and pretty Pinot wi...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
NV 42 Degrees South Premier Cuvee Sparkling

NV 42 Degrees South Premier Cuvee Sparkling

From the guys at Frogmore Creek comes this easy-drinking bottle of Tassie bubbles. Made from chardonnay and pinot noir, there's some nice fresh pears, buttered toast and citrus on the nose, whilst the palate is lighter-bodied, fun and friendly, wi...

Cracka rating70
Region: Tasmania
2004 Kreglinger Vintage Brut Rose

2004 Kreglinger Vintage Brut Rose

This is the first release of this bonny Rose sparkling from Kreglinger, and it's a beauty! Aromas of red berries, brioche, soft spice and citrus waft out of the glass to enliven the senses, whilst the palate is elegant, tight and citrusy, with a f...

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
2014 South by Pirie Sauvignon Blanc

2014 South by Pirie Sauvignon Blanc

Tasmania is going gangbusters right now, and this cheeky little savvy comes from one of it's best winemakers, Andrew Pirie. It's a bright tropical and citrus number with smells of dried herbs creeping through on the nose. The palate is fresh and y...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania