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2015
Jamsheed
'Harem - La Syrah'
Victoria

2015
Jamsheed
'Harem - La Syrah'
Victoria

The Harem range simply put is the second label for Jamsheed. It is a concept driven right back to the story of King Jamsheed and the discovery of wine through accidental trial and error. Harem is Gary’s way to experiment a bit with vineyards for future single vineyard programs. When Dr. Jamie Goode opines that "The less expensive Harem series deliver pure vinous pleasure", it's Le Syrah's kind of charm to which he is referring.

This is a blend of Upper Goulburn (60%) and Yarra Valley (40%) Syrah, fermented incorporating 80% whole bunches and indigenous yeasts, aged in new and older 500L puncheons and bottled unfined and unfiltered 8 months after picking. This is the most structured 'La Syrah' made to date, further stamping its credentials of impeccable value.

You’ll have to like the influence of whole bunches with this release. Green, herbal, briary, mezcal, it’s all there. Great texture, great aromas. Sniffs of black cherry, cola, wet earth, dusty spice cupboard, just a whiff of briar. In the palate, it’s a sweet then sour cavalcade of ripe fruit, madcap herbal things, pop of balsamic tang and finishes with a neat, dusty pucker.

  • Region: Yarra Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Syrah
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: Two sites in Upper Goulburn & one site in the Yarra Valley
  • Yield: Average: 3 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Upper Goulburn (Granite & Sedimentary) - Yarra Valley (Grey Loam with Clay)
  • Oak: 8 months in French 500L puncheons (20% new)
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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