2014
Jamsheed
'Seville'
Syrah
Yarra Valley

2014
Jamsheed
'Seville'
Syrah
Yarra Valley

The Seville is sourced from the Syme-on-Yarra vineyard, nestled in the foothills of the cool southern vales of the Yarra Valley. Here the soils are grey loam with seams of deep red, volcanic clay. Under Stewart Proud's superb vineyard management, Syme-on-Yarra has certainly come a long way and this is reflected in the quality of this wine. Originally planted in the mid-1990's, the vineyard sits around 420 feet above sea level.

This was handpicked, fermented with a high proportion of whole bunches for 40 days and no additions other than a small amount of sulfur dioxide at picking and bottling. It was then aged in older French barrels before being bottled unfiltered and unfined. Alc/vol 13.5%. There is a ubiquitous amaro character to this site and low SO2 and high whole bunch really brings it out. It is a taste of St. Joseph in the Yarra.

The 2014 is probably the best 'drink now' of Gary's four single vineyard offerings - open and seductive with plummy and blackcurrant fruit as well as some smoked Indian spices and crushed rocks as well. There's some fresh, leafy notes tagging along nicely with an expansive mouthfeel as well as some pippy tannins keeping everything lively and driving the perfumed finish.

  • Region: Yarra Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Syrah
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Vineyard: Syme Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 18 years old
  • Yield: 2.2 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Silty Grey Loam intermixed with Red Rhyolite Clay
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Skin Contact: 70% Whole Bunch | 40 Days on Skins
  • Oak: 12 months in second & third year French puncheons
  • Production: 130 cases
Winery & Regional Information
YARRA VALLEY

A picture book region of terroir producing great wines, the Yarra Valley is a landscape of boundless beauty. This rustic wine region is situated an hour drive from the busy Melbourne Central Business District. It is also boasting with numerous rows of grapevines which are attractively planted on the massive tracts of its agricultural lands covering huge areas of hills... Learn More »

JAMSHEED WINES

YARRA VALLEY

Ancient writings tell an endearing tale of Jamsheed, a Persian king who was said to be able to see his kingdom in a cup of wine, and whose fondness for fresh grapes lead him to store them in jars over winter where they would inevitably spontaneously ferment and be set aside as ‘poison’. Learn More »

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