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View details Josef Chromy Zdar Riesling 2013
$ 39.99 Josef Chromy Zdar Riesling 2013
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Riesling / Launceston / Tasmania
 
View details Josef Chromy Zdar Pinot Noir 2013
$ 69.99 Josef Chromy Zdar Pinot Noir 2013
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PinotNoir / Launceston / Tasmania
Tasmania's cool climate viticulture provides many challenges, it further inspires the Josef Chromy vineyard team who are already driven by a consuming desire to make Pinot Noir that's articulate of is provenance. Defined by its profound varietal intensity, ripe cherries abound on the palate and nose, wild berries and dark chocolate, exciting smoky earthy characters over a seamless structure of silky tannins and supple French oak, the savouryness of barnyard and forest floor adding depth and complexity to the lingering spicy finish.
 
View details Josef Chromy Zdar Chardonnay 2013
$ 69.99 Josef Chromy Zdar Chardonnay 2013
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Chardonnay / Launceston / Tasmania
An uncompromising pursuit of excellence from the apple isle. Only the most exceptional parcels are reserved for Zdar, always an extremely limited vintage release. A course of barrel ferments are stirred weekly to improve texture, infuse palate weight and add complexity. Components are treated to a year's maturation in a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques before assembling into the finished wine. A richly textured Chardonnay with notes of peach and lemon barley , chestnut and vanilla, over a length of seamlessly integrated French oak.
 
View details Josef Chromy SGR Delikat Riesling 2015
$ 25.99 Josef Chromy SGR Delikat Riesling 2015
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Riesling / Launceston / Tasmania
Sixty grams of residual sugar, fashioned to the delicate Riesling styles of Alsace and the Riquewihr, grapes are all selectively hand picked and pressed for a relaxed ferment at cooler temperatures to preserve the elegance of fruit, arrested at just the point where the tang of acid balances perfectly with the toothsome natural sweetness. Refreshingly low in alcohol but magnificently full of vital Riesling characters, SGR Delikät mates astonishingly well with all good fare, marvelous with the finest cheese, essential alongside mild Thai curries.
 
View details Josef Chromy Sauvignon Blanc 2016
$ 25.99 Josef Chromy Sauvignon Blanc 2016
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SauvBlanc / Launceston / Tasmania
Josef Chromy has been instrumental in the development of the Tasmanian wine industry. He still insists on working alongside his viticultural team and keeps close tabs on every aspect of the vinification. An intensely varietal Sauvignon Blanc, kiwifruit, asparagus and tropical notes, subtle melon and ripe citrus bouquets. The palate is richly textural, classy, creamy with flavours of citrus curd, melons and passionfruit. Crunchy acidity lends freshness and length to a complex, intensely flavourful style of cool climate Sauvignon Blanc.
 
View details Josef Chromy Rose 2016
$ 25.99 Josef Chromy Rose 2016
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PinotNoir / Launceston / Tasmania
 
View details Josef Chromy Pinot Noir 2016
$ 33.99 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir 2016
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PinotNoir / Launceston / Tasmania
Josef Chromy was a Tasmanian meats entrepreneur with a taste for cool climate Sparkling. He successfully developed Heemskerk and Jansz and established the Tamar Ridge label. Divesting himself of the portfolio, he settled down to the most opportune site he could find. A closely inspected collation of Pinot Noir, hand picked off superior blocks of vine planted to the most splendid Launceston terroirs. Its volume of complex red berries and subtle fragrant spice pour over a palate that's finely structured and silky before a long aromatic finish.
 
View details Josef Chromy Pinot Gris 2016
$ 26.99 Josef Chromy Pinot Gris 2016
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PinotGris Grigio / Launceston / Tasmania
 
View details Josef Chromy Pinot Chardonnay Vintage 2011
$ 36.99 Josef Chromy Pinot Chardonnay Vintage 2011
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PinotNoir Chardonnay / Launceston / Tasmania
 
View details Josef Chromy Pinot Chardonnay
$ 26.99 Josef Chromy Pinot Chardonnay
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PinotNoir Chardonnay / Launceston / Tasmania
 
View details Josef Chromy Chardonnay 2016
$ 33.99 Josef Chromy Chardonnay 2016
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Chardonnay / Launceston / Tasmania
A superior harvest of Chardonnay, picked off vines grown to the Josef Chromy estate property at Relbia in Tasmania's north. Fruit is pressed directly into oak barrels, without the traditional cold settling or separation of musts. A fully endowed Chardonnay with exquisite barrel ferment and lees stirring richness, a cheesy, complex wine to savour alongside gourmandise truffle risotto, veal and succulent game meats. A creamy, rounded palate of complexity and depth, balanced by fresh crisp natural acid and a lingering finish​.
 
View details Josef Chromy Botrytis Riesling 375ml
$ 26.99 Josef Chromy Botrytis Riesling 375ml
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Riesling / Launceston / Tasmania
Botrytis affected Riesling from the Chromy estate vineyard at Relbia in northern Tasmania. The Botrytis infection is carefully monitored and the grapes are picked when the balance between delicate floral and citrus characters and the richer marmalade flavours of Botrytis is optimum. Weather conditions permitting, Chromy's closely husbanded vines yield limited harvests of Noble Rot botrytis Cinerea, drying the grapes as they hang on the vine, concentrating natural sugars, developing the most exciting perfumes and divine flavours.
 
From penniless immigrant to a leading entrepreneur in the Tasmanian wine, beef and property development industries, Josef Chromy OAM has certainly come a long way

Josef found a job with Goliath cement and asbestos sheeting factory at Railton in northwestern Tasmania. His first business venture as a butcher failed but his second butcher shop in Burnie flourished. Over the decades he continued to expand his business. In 1982 he acquired the Huttons abattoir and smallgoods ham and bacon business in Tasmania which gave him a large increase in market share. In 1992 Josef was named Tasmanian Executive of the year having been the major contributor to the rationalisation of seven export works to two.

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Joe had 30 years experience in creating scale, quality, yield and new markets and wasn’t about to waste it. The wine industry in Tasmania, like the meat industry before it, was undergoing rationalisation where many participants were undercapitalised and unable to achieve the economies of scale necessary to take full advantage of markets and production. Joe was not a wine connoisseur but his palate had come to appreciate the distinctive quality of wines made from cool climate grapes. Sparkling wines made in Tasmania shine when given the right care and attention.

In 1994 Josef waded into the Tasmanian Wine Industry, buying Heemskerk, Rochecombe and Buchanan Vineyards as well as establishing a completely new vineyard at Kayena. The Jansz sparkling wine was part of the acquisitions. Josef’s Heemskerk Wine Group effectively became the second major participant in the industry in Tasmania, with production from the famous Pipers Brook Vineyards.

In 1997 Josef was awarded the Medal of the Order Of Australia. 1997 also saw the Heemskerk Wine Group’s Chardonnay awarded Winestate’s “Chardonnay of the Year”, beating 841 Chardonnay’s from Australia and New Zealand. Again the same year, President Bill Clinton sipped Jansz sparkling throughout the entire evening at a dinner whilst visiting Australia.

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In March 2000 Josef Chromy experienced one of the most memorable moments in his life when he had the privilege to lunch with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a table of ten during her visit to Tasmania. In 2003 Joe Chromy sold Tamar Ridge Wines to Tasmania’s largest company Gunns Limited. Not long afterwards, Josef acquired Glenwood Vineyard on the southern outskirts of Launceston at Relbia. Joe knew the potential of this site, the vineyard overlooked picturesque small lakes and out over White Hills to Ben Lomond. Josef has built a new, state of the art winery at the base of the vineyard at Relbia. The clean, modern, minimalist exterior provides a home for some of the best winemaking equipment available. Wines produced under the Josef Chromy Range showcase the varietal expression of the cool climate vineyard site.

Fruit reception begins with a vibrating hopper that gently shakes the grapes into the destemmer, which has a smooth plastic cage in order not to break any berries. The grapes are pumped into the press through a peristaltic pump, using the same gentle 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. Elegant, subtle and complex, the resultant wines reward cellaring and provide great accompaniment to food now.

Josef has built a new, state of the art winery at the base of the vineyard at Relbia. The clean, modern, 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 in order not to break any berries. The grapes are pumped into the press through a peristaltic pump, using the same gentle technology that transfers live fish or pumps blood during heart bypass surgery. Wines produced under the Josef Chromy Range showcase the varietal expression of the cool climate vineyard site. Elegant, subtle and complex, these are wines that will reward cellaring or provide great accompaniment to food now.

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.

Josef Chromy

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