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Das Juice 2020 has your summer drinking sorted

Das Juice 2020 has your summer drinking sorted

8th Oct 2020
- Joe Perry -

Now entering it's 4th vintage, the Das Juice winemaking project continues to capture the hearts and palates of wine lovers across the country. The 2020 release sees 4 still wines from South Australia, a zippy Mornington Peninsula Pet Nat, and a juicy, ultra-drinkable Gamay from Fleurie in Beaujolais. 

Das Juice is the winemaking project from Tom Sheer and James Audas of Lo Fi Wines, the legends responsible from the wines of Matassa, Tschida, Gut Oggau (plus so many more) making in to our shores. After recognizing a demand for affordable, sustainably farmed, minimal intervention wine here in Australia, Das Juice was born. 

The wines of Das Juice are made with maximum fun in mind, with the still wines from South Australia sourced from organic and biodynamic vineyards, and the Beaujolais from organic vineyards in collaboration with Guillaume Chanudet. The winemaking is done with as little tinkering as possible, with no fining or filtration, and a minimal amount of sulphur at bottling being the only addition. 

Even with the range growing, these wines sell out quicker and quicker each year. Das Juice fans get in quick. 

Das Juice Pet Nat 2020

$27.95 each or $25.16 in any 6

100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Mornington Peninsula. The perfect summertime sparkling! Bursting with ripe citrus, lemon zest, crunchy white peaches and green apple. Zippy, thirst quenching acidity. Fun time in a bottle. 

Das Juice White 2020

$27.95 each or $25.16 in any 6

A zippy blend of Sauvignon Blanc (Brackenwood Vineyard – Cert Biodynamic), Semillon (Magpie Springs – Organic) and a splash of Chardonnay (Magpie Springs – Organic) all hand picked on the same day. The wines were de-stemmed, spent three days on skins and were pressed to tank for a slow natural ferment. Finished with a small sulphur addition prior to bottling.

Das Juice Maceration 2020

$27.95 each or $25.16 in any 6

A skin contact wine is a blend of Arneis (Peters Creek Vineyard – Organic), Sauvignon Blanc (Brackenwood Vineyard – Cert Biodynamic) and Riesling (Brackenwood Vineyard – Cert Biodynamic). Grapes were all hand picked on the same day before being de-stemmed and spent 16 days on skins before pressing where long slow natural ferment took place in tank. Finished with a small sulphur addition prior to bottling.

Das Juice Rose 2020

$27.95 each or $25.16 in any 6

This bright dry rose is a blend of Tempranillo (80%) & Pinot Noir (20%) both from the Peters Creek Vineyard (Organic) in the high edge of McLaren Vale. Whole bunch pressed, slow natural ferment in tank with a small sulphur addition prior to bottling.

Das Juice Red 2020

$27.95 each or $25.16 in any 6

A juicy light red is perfect with a chill. The 2020 harvest is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) and Merlot (50%) from the organic Zirella vineyard in Tatachilla and Pinot Noir (20%) from Peters Creek. All grapes were hand picked and whole bunch carbonic macerated for 8 days before were pressed to tank for a slow natural ferment. Finished with a small sulphur addition prior to bottling.

Le Juice Fleurie Gamay 2019

$39.95 each or $35.96 in any 6

Le Juice is 100% Gamay and comes from a small single site called ‘La Cabane’ on the hill of the famed 'La Madonne' in the high reaches of Fleurie. The 35 year old old bush vines are planted on coarse sand with speckles of bright pink granite dotted throughout. The wine is carbonic macerated for 10 days as whole bunches in concrete and aged for 6 months in tank. Bottled young with a small sulphur addition. It is juicy and bright with a fleshy mid palette and opens beautifully over the course of a few days.