Country, Region: South Australia, Barossa Valley
100% Shiraz from a single vineyard located in Greenock in the Barossa western ridge. Destemmed directly into an open fermenter and plunged daily for 6 weeks. Once drained through the basket press the initial drainings and pressings were transferred to low-toast seasoned French oak for fermentation and ageing in barrel for 25 months on gross lees giving a creamy and textural mouthfeel. Fresher and finer than previous 2 releases and shows Barossa generosity with marked restraint. A winner.
“‘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, winefront.com.au, August 2019