2021 JC’s Own Lobethal Chardonnay Adelaide Hills – Being a Barossa guy at heart, Jaysen has always worked with varieties that fit in this landscape, think Viognier, Marsanne, Riesling and Semillon. So, for the past decade or more he has been ageing these broader white varieties on lees for nearly a year – He loves the texture it builds and the body and character it gives.
Jaysen wanted to push this ‘sur lie’ technique a bit further and he needed a variety that would have the balance of acidity and structure that would handle extended lees ageing in barrel. Chardonnay was the obvious choice, and with great vineyard sites in the Adelaide Hills under an hour away, there was no reason not to take a punt and have a go.
For Jaysen this example of chardonnay shows a bit of his Barossa breeding, a bit more oxidised, structured and full bodied than the normal hills examples, but the zippy acidity that interplays with toasty lees characters was exactly what he was looking for.
Single Price: $45.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $34.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $408.00