Country, Region: South Australia, Barossa Valley
100% Marsanne, wild fermented and aged on less for body and texture and infused with organic herbs for about 2 weeks to extract aromas and flavours. After removing the botanicals neutral spirit is added and the wine is aged for a further 6 months before bottling with fining or filtration. Herbs used include: wormwood, juniper berries, rosehips, lemon peel, lemon myrtle leaf, chamomile flowers, hibiscus flowers, ginger root, vanilla pods, jasmine flowers, hawthorn berries and allspice berries. Just 1439 500ml bottles produced.
“‘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