Country, Region: South Australia, Barossa Valley
100% Grenache from two vineyards in the Angaston Foothills of Barossa Valley at 350m elevation and also from Barmera in the Riverland. 100% whole bunch put in a tank with dry ice and sealed to spontaneously ferment for 3 weeks. Gentle foot treading releases the remaining juice and re-kicks the ferment once transferred to large old 500L French oak puncheons. Minimal S02 and bottled without fining and filtration.
'"The JC’s Own" is Jaysen Collins’ "project wines" that stem from his very good work at the bloody good Massena winery in the Barossa Valley. I guess here, JC’s Own allows him some additional flexibility in winemaking style. Satisfying his own interests, so to speak. The aesthetic of the labelling and broad, round-shouldered bottle already suggest something about eclectic style, edginess.' Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, August 2019.