Josef Chromy Wines has a state-of-the-art winery at the base of the vineyard at Relbia, just 10 minutes South of Launceston. The modern and minimalist exterior provides a home for some of the best winemaking equipment available. Fruit reception begins with a vibrating hopper that gently shakes the grapes into the destemmer, which has a smooth plastic cage to prevent damage to the delicate berries. The grapes are pumped gently into the press through a peristaltic pump, using the same technology that transfers live fish or pumps blood during heart bypass surgery.
A high tech German press enables juice extraction at low pressures, giving more delicate aromatic juices. All Pinot Noir is fermented in small batch open top fermenters and a pneumatic plunging device, co-developed by Josef, is used to gently plunge the cap and manage the extraction of colour and tannin during the fermentation. All the equipment and processes in the winery are designed to respect the delicate varietal flavours of the high quality, cool-climate Tasmanian fruit.
A crisp refreshing Riesling made with 60 grams per litre of residual sugar (SGR). The sweetness is balanced by low alcohol & fresh natural acidity. Fresh floral & mineral characters are evident on the nose & the palate shows balance & length.
Fresh, zesty flavours of ripe apricot, pear and subtle hints of ginger. These grapes are harvested quite ripe in order to gain rich flavours and texture. The palate is generous and full with the rich weight and texture beautifully balanced by a lingering zesty finish.
Pale straw with light green hues. Lifted elder flower, gooseberry and passionfruit aromas with subtle notes of white flowers and melon.Intense tropical fruits of guava and melon provide a juicy full mid-palate. Subtle herbaceous notes combine with lemon-lime acidity to create a palate that is fresh and light, providing the textural palate both focus and length.