2022 Sven Joschke Chardonnay Pét-Nat14014
WINEMAKER: Sven Joschke
REGION: Barossa Valley, SA
After playing around with Chardonnay from the Barossa in V21 as a test run, we had to put it into a Pet Nat. It showed linear acidity and minerality with that classic Chardy depth. A nice cool Barossa year in 22 suited this Chardy too. Fruit was picked at 10.9 baume, ph super low, immediately bag pressed and chilled to facilitate settling of solids. Tank vinification temp controlled with a component of non-fermented juice kept separate for post fermentation dosage. Juice was then added back to the base wine once settled, bottled and allowed to ferment in bottle. No adds, fining or sulphites, just the juice.
Spending the last 15 years abroad and interstate, Sven decided to ditch his life as a Chartered Accountant and come back home to South Australia. Swapping the Casio and spreadsheets for his ultimate calling of wine (originally working under Peter Schell at Spinifex and Jason Schwarz Schwarz Wine Co, as well as some time in Jura), at least he can now claim market research when enjoying some plonk!