2022 Jean Bouteille Ruckus14089
WINEMAKER: Jean-Baptiste Courdesses
REGION: Barossa Valley, SA
Old vine Sémillon from Jeff Traeger’s organically farmed vineyard in Vine Vale, East of the Barossa. Vines grown on deep sand over clay soil with optimum diurnal temperature. Grapes picked by hand & whole bunch tipped into a stainless tank to undergo a week of carbonic maceration. The bunches are then foot-stomped to release the juice & stop the carbonic effect on the aromatic. The tank is then closed until pressing three months later. Once pressed the wine is transferred in old French barrique to undergo seven months of elevage without ouillage.
After years lapsing around the world making wine / beer /sake / farming, Jean-Baptiste Courdesses created a winery in Basket Range since 2020, crafting wines exclusively from organically grown grapes, focus on regenerative practice and made naturally without any additions, fining nor filtration but only grape juice : Pur Jus Wines. Based on intuitive reaction & natural instincts decisions, our wines reflect the place and the character of the grape variety only permitted by a farming respectful of the environment and the fauna, flora.