The wine- Syme on Yarra vineyard. Grown as biological farming, no pesticides, fungicides or herbicides used, mainly organic farming with some BD preps. Soil is traditional Yarra duplex loam over mud rock with some red clay and Moonbulk soil transitioning through. 100% whole bunch ferment with indigenous yeasts. Pressed to older 500 and 300L barrels for 10 months. Tannins are ripe and rolling smooth this year, some creamy chestnut like texture to the mid palate.
Winemaker, Gary Mills- Originally born in Western Australia, Gary completed a Bachelor of Literature, before moving to Japan to study and work as an English teacher. Upon returning to Australia he had an epiphany during a brief stint as a Japanese speaking tour guide in Queensland, and began work in the vineyards of Margaret River.
A five week vintage posting at Ridge Vineyards California turned into a
2 year full time position under the tutelage of winemaker Paul Draper and
from there Gary has worked in Oregon and various regions within Australia.
The Jamsheed label began in 2003 with a focus on single vineyard
Syrahs and aromatic whites from unique sites in Victoria