2018 Sven Joschke Le Pete Sa Mere Arbois

Jura, France

Possibly the first Jura Chardonnay made by an Australian and sent back to the homeland. Limited availability.



Kudos. And excitement.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

During his time working in South Australia, Sven Joschke struck up a friendship with young Jura vigneron, Marin Fumey, of Fumey Chatelain.

Marin was gethering experience working at Barossa new wave icon, Spinifex, and spent a little time helping out Sven. Sven returned the favour with vintage in the Jura.

Whilst there, he procured a little Chardonnay which he put to barrel in 2018. The wine has spent two years in bottle before release. It's a ripper.

It's smoky, tightly coiled and shows all the saline minerality that the region is famous for. Precious little made it to Aus and it's expected to go quickly - this may be the first Australian made Jura Chardonnay to ever hit our shores.

About Sven Joschke

Sven Joschke took a circuitous route to become a winemaker. Born and raised in the Adelaide Hills but an accountant by trade, Sven felt the calling to follow a life in wine. In a bold move, he packed up his life and headed back to South Australia.

To say he fell on his feet would be an understatement. He was taken under the experienced wings of Peter Schell (Spinifex) & Jason Schwarz (Schwarz Wine Co.), two of the Barossa's finest contemporary winemakers, where he was allowed to find his winemaking legs before starting his own label.

These are wines built for a good time. Some great vineyard resources now make up his small but bouncy range and the future looks bright for Sven.

Winemaker Sven Joschke
Winemaker Sven Joschke
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Grown by Ann & Michael, made by Sven, single vineyard 30yo vines
⁃ Hand picked
⁃ Wild yeast, barrel fermented
⁃ 50% Malo
⁃ 50% new French oak, 11 months on lees
⁃ Unfined and Unfiltered

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sven at dusk
Sven at dusk
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Strong reductive, wet slate and stone scents to start but that gives way to light honey notes, salted nuts, stone fruit and green melon. The palate is tense and taut, lightly honeyed too, gently saline-minerally and finds a little squirt of apricot nectar in there too, finishing with light walnut paste notes. Very pent up in feel, dry and puckering in texture, though give the wine some air and it starts to soften somewhat and bring you in as a drinker. A wine for cellaring to start, I reckon, though don’t be shy to have a crack now; too hard to resist seeing what Sven has been up to!" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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