2016
Jamsheed
"Warner Vineyard"
Roussanne
Beechworth

2016
Jamsheed
"Warner Vineyard"
Roussanne
Beechworth

Cooler vintages allow Gary Mills to produce his model Roussanne; "Lower alcohols mean the granite bedrock really shines through and captures the mineral heart of the area. A delicate generosity," is how he puts it. So this is ripe and flowing, fleshy, yet with a crunchy freshness and a smoky minerality that keeps the finish as mouth-watering as it is delicious. It's super complex with stone fruit, tea leaf, bees wax and subtle lanolin notes as well as some gentle, phenolic grip. In short, this delivers a whole lot of wine in the glass. But that's all waffle - this is pure, unadulterated Roussanne from the granite soils of the Victorian Alps.

Handpicked from the Warner Vineyard in Beechworth, three hours north of Melbourne. The vineyard is situated in the foothills of the Alpine Valley of Victoria and is composed of granitic-loam over clay and areas of slate and shale. The Roussanne is handpicked, whole bunch pressed and racked with full solids into older 800 and 500 liter French oak, fermented with indigenous yeasts and left sur lees for 8 months.

Smells so good. Honey, truffles, marzipan, lemon curd. Fresh but rich. Slides across the palate with a light creamy flow. More honey, some toastiness, spice, then finishes crisp and bitter-tart in a good way. Easy pleasure here. Big glasses, not too cold, yes thanks.

  • Region: Beechworth
  • Varietal: 100% Roussanne
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Vineyard: Warner Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 37 years old
  • Yield: 2 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Pink Granitic Loam over Clay with Shale
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Oak: 8 months in neutral 500L & 800L French puncheons
  • Production: 250 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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