Josef Chromy OAM has been instrumental to the Tasmanian food and wine industry having owned and developed some of Tasmania’s leading wineries including Rochecombe (now Bay of Fires), Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. At 76, when most people would be thinking about easing up, Joe launched Josef Chromy Wines in December 2007. In just over 4 short years, Josef Chromy Wines has made an impressive impact on the Australian Wine industry. Joe acknowledges Tasmania as the regional hero in this development. Josef Chromy Wines is the culmination of Joe’s experience in the Tamar Valley and its unique vineyard site (60 hectares) and the location is delivering both exquisite table and sparkling wines. Our winemaking style is founded on producing wines that show a true ‘sense of place’ and celebrate the individual characteristics of each unique vintage. To ensure the integrity and delicate characteristics of the fruit, the grapes are received and vinified in Tasmania’s most advanced winery with emphasis on the wine being an expression of its terrior. At Josef Chromy, our Vineyard Team are committed to producing grapes of the highest quality. Cool climate viticulture provides many challenges, however with management practices tailored to our site we are able to consistently produce fruit of exceptional quality. In a very short period Josef Chromy Wines has amassed over 14 trophies and 170 medals which makes it one of the most successful launches in the history of the Tasmanian Wine Industry.
The ‘entry level’ bubbly from Josef Chromy but no less of a serious wine, this nails the balance between crispness and generosity pretty well, showing a fraction more grapefruit fruit characters than the vintage version but also with a more affable and open palate too. Pale straw with a lively fine bead. The bouquet shows crisp Granny Smith apple and citrus. Expressive citrus and green apple notes with toasted biscuit aromas complementing the fine creamy texture.