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Grape/Varietal : Chenin Blanc, Muscat Petit Grains, Grenache Color : White
Origin : Australia Bottle Size : 75cl
Region : McLaren Vale ABV : 11.5%
Vintage : 2020 Natural Factor: Biodynamic, No Added Sulphur


Wine Insight

Jauma produces hand crafted wines is South Australia. Owned and managed by Denise and James Erskine. The Erskines live and work in the Adelaide Hills with their children Danby and Audrey. James is honours graduate in soil chemistry and a certified sommelier. Denise trained and worked as a nurse and now specializes in Cranial sacral therapy.

Their first vintage was in 2010. All of the vineyards are managed by Fiona Wood and all of their wines are made without the addition of yeasts, acids, polymers, enzymes, tannins or filtration. All of the vineyard blocks grown on the hilly ranges of McLaren Vale, are hand harvested, farmed biodynamically, and bottled with minimal sulfites.

Jauma is a founding member of the Natural Wine Theory, a revolutionary group formed a few years ago that has turned perceptions of Australian wine upside down. Committed to sustainable viticulture grounded in organic and biodynamic principles, Jauma and the rest of this motley crew are crafting wines with incredible vitality, sex appeal and dangerous drinkability.

"Why Try So Hard? is a cuvée which started as an exclusive for my friends at Wine Diamonds Japan. It's a rough translation from 無理むりしないで or "muri shinai de" which means why try so hard, don't overdo it, or take it easy. A couple of years ago we managed to swing a few bottles from Japan's allocation and it was incredible! A few of my earlier customers might remember this... anyway, this year we got it as a keg-wine exclusive, with the rest of the James's 2020s (in bottle) due to join us just before xmas. 

2020 Why Try So Hard? is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Muscat à Petit Grains and a tiny wee splash of carbonic-macerated Grenache! Juicy orchard fruit, some very fine, chalky texture from the skinsy bits, a saline acidity and a lively, spicy mid-palate. I guess a bit like Patrick Sullivan's Breakfast Wine it's unusual but universally delicious... Not a far reach for anyone familiar with Jauma really!"

Pairs Well With:
Pan Seared Dory

Sounds Like: 
Blondie - Heart of glass