Wild, creative, expressive, Jauma has become synonymous with fresh, lively wines, low in alcohol, with plenty of acidity and leave you reaching for a second bottle to open.
Ditching a career as one of Australia’s most decorated sommeliers, James Erskine began crafting pithy, natural-leaning McLaren Vale Grenache in 2010. Since the beginning, Fiona Wood and Dave Gartelman have been managing the vineyards in the Vale from where Jauma takes the majority of its fruit, making the wines in the Basket Range.
In 2018 James bought an old cherry orchard in the higher elevation part of the Adelaide Hills, where he got to work on planting his first, own vineyard. Jauma continues to make a suite of Grenache expressions from the Vale, as well as an ever-evolving range of naturally hued eclectic blends, very much down a natural line, with manipulation and additions shunned, and all under crown seal.
1000 Fires 2020, Chenin Blanc & Muscat
Taut, floral, and exotic and super refreshing all at once.
Why try so hard 2020, Chenin Blanc, Muscat & Grenache
Round nose with wild strawberries, zippy acidity, light and super crushable.
Like Raindrops 2020, Grenache blend from 3 vineyards
Plum, orange peel, cedar, licorice. Diverse and complex palate.
Alfred’s 2020, Grenache single vineyard
Red cherry and strawberry, creamy nose, low tannins, very lively.
Lilies 2020, Grenache single vineyard
Crushed black fruits, high acidity, eucalyptus and green notes. Savoury with soft tannins.