2016 Jauma Sand on Schist Chenin Blanc
By James Erskine and Fiona Wood.
Chenin Blanc from McLaren Vale, South Australia.
No added sulphites.
NB: All of James' wines, still or sparkling, are bottled under crown seal.
Chenin Blanc was planted originally to produce white port style wines and is a little drop of historical gold in the McLaren Vale. These vines on Sylvestro Genovese’s block were planted in the early 1940s, vines in 3-5m of white beach sand interspersed with schist and quartz over heavy water holding clay.