2020 JC's Own Freestyler Dry White

Barossa and Adelaide Hills, SA

A chalky, tangy white made from a bit of this and a bit of that, resulting a fascinating textural wine.




About The Wine

Jaysen Collins, who is the eponymous JC, has gone awol here with a wacky blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Crouchen from the Barossa, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris from the Adelaide Hills.

All left on skins and stalks for 24 hours before wild fermenting in aged barriques. Bottled unfined and unfiltered but there is no wildness, just an array of flavours and textures to discover for yourself.

About JC's Own

The JC's Own wines are experimental batches of wines made as a side project to the classic Massena wines by Jaysen Collins, mostly focused on his home in the Barossa/ Eden Valleys.

Look for carbonic Grenache, textural white blends, unusual varieties and blends, bunchy Pinots and even some wines from the USA.

Winemaker Jaysen Collins
Winemaker Jaysen Collins
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

I’ve always been a fan of broader, more textural whites. Full bodied, a bit waxy, a bit oxidised. It gets me dreaming I’m on the beach in the south of France somewhere, sand between my toes, looking far more dashing than I am in real life. So, I’ve collected a selection of white grape varieties off old vines across the Barossa and knocked up a wine truly made for my taste.

So just like a freestyler, no form, no script - I thought I might let the grapes sit in the bin for a bit, maybe sleep on it for a day or two to see how it goes. I applied the same theory after ferment, let it freestyle on lees until it’s bottled. To build texture I just occasionally drove the barrels around my bumpy winery yard to mix up the light lees.

So, when in need a little escape from reality, a little glass of this will make me float away in my own little world.

Blend : Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Crouchen, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris
Drink Until : 2028

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Tasting notes are all over the shop. Greengage plum, apple tart, chalk, walnut oil, it's like a trip to Harris Farm, if that's where you buy your chalk. But loved the wine, particularly the tangy, moreish finish. - DD Wine Crew


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