Cabernet Franc from the Birdsey family vineyard in Seaview, South Australia. Not far from McLaren Vale but placed on the top of a hillside, this vineyard is famous for producing Cab Franc with profound minerality and acidity. And James delivers it right to your glass. Dense, dark, sinewy tannins. Real fruit flavour with real ripeness. Absolute class. All too often we look to the Loire Valley for top Cab Franc, but we have it right here too.
Jauma ("Yaow-ma") are some of the earliest natural wines known to Australia and some of the first natural wines to ever make it to New Zealand. Winemaker James Erskine is based in South Australia where he and organic viticultural specialist Fiona Wood farm several vineyards together, often with a focus on old-vine, dry-grown bush vines. All of James's wines are organic, wild fermented, unadjusted, unfiltered, unfined (vegan) and with no added sulphites.