Country, Region: South Australia, Adelaide Hills
Made from a vineyard located at Morialta in the Adelaide Hills at 420 metres altitude. Hand harvested and whole bunch pressed with pressings kept separate. Barrel fermented in new and used French oak puncheons and barriques and aged on fine lees for 18 months. Lively acidity works in with subtle lees aged characters giving great length and dimension to this bright and fresh Chardonnay. Just 1162 bottles produced.
‘Adelaide Hills finery for JC’s Own chardonnay. Unfined and unfiltered. A fuller expression of chardonnay seeing new and older oak and 15 months on lees.
It opens with sandalwood and nougat oak characters, some bread dough, ripe apple and stone fruit characters. Soft and juicy in the palate, nougat and cinnamon spice over that stone fruit (leaner than in bouquet) and green apple freshness. Very spicy and tart, cool finish. It’s a bolder expression, lots going on, done well.’ 93 points, Mike Bennie, The Winefront, July 2021.
'"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.