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An evening with Jauma Wines 17.06.2024

An evening with Jauma Wines 17.06.2024

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Come join us for an evening with winemaker James Erskine, in a walk-around wine tasting format starting at 6PM. We'll be opening a range of his new vintages from Australia. 

MON 17.06 | 6PM onwards | La Cabane Wine Bistro
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Meet James!
One of the country’s most decorated sommeliers, James Erskine became one of the winemakers at the vanguard of the new Australian wine scene. In 2010, he forged his own path crafting natural wines under his own label Jauma. In 2018, he purchased an old cherry orchard in Lenswood, in the Adelaide Hills, which has been certified organic for over a decade, picked his first crop of cherries and then got to work on planting his first, own vineyard together with his wife Sophie. With a winemaking style that blends finesse and fun, Jauma’s wines are full of character, fruit expression and texture, yet with plenty of elegance, detail and structure.

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Organic, Biodynamic and Natural wine. What’s the difference?

To understand this concept and its various ramifications, it is necessary to keep something clear in mind: before the 20th century and the spreading of affordable synthetic fertilisers, all farming was organic. When the shift to the use of synthetics and pesticides happened, it became necessary to diversify traditional organic farming from the new modern farming. 


Simply put, organic farming forbids the use of synthetic fertilisers, synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms. The basic requirements are generally specific and engage the farmers not to use any chemical fertilisers and other synthetic products in the vineyard. It does not prevent the vintner from using the conventional winemaking process after harvesting. 


Let’s take organic farming one step further: Biodynamic. The creator of this agricultural system is the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, who developed the principles of biodynamics in a series of lectures given in 1924 in Germany. Here lies the foundation of true organic wines, with a strict limit in the use of additives, stringent requirements and at the end obtaining a biodynamic certification.


The previous definitions are usually, and rightfully, associated with it, because most natural wine is also organic and/or biodynamic. But not vice versa!

Natural wine is wine in its purest form, simply described as nothing added, nothing taken away, just grapes fermented. No manipulation whatsoever, minimal intervention both in the vineyards and in the winery. Healthy grapes, natural yeast and natural fermentation, with no filtration nor fining. Sounds easy, right? However, making natural wine is unforgiving and it requires a bigger amount of work than conventional wine. To this day, natural wine has no certification yet.