JC’s Own winemaker Jaysen Collins cut his winemaking teeth in the heavy red soils of the north west of the Barossa, where Greenock is the jewel of the crown in his opinion.
A few vintages ago he came across a vineyard just on the north of the Greenock township that hides behind some big gum trees. It runs down a small hill facing east, with lean soils, cooler afternoons, tiny yields, small berries.
Jaysen likes shiraz that is big on fruit intensity but is more supple and svelte on the palate, powerful yet velvety, structured but sensual.
So, this is a rare single site treat from his part of the world and a true connection to Jaysen’s beginnings in making wine.