2017
Jamsheed
'Harem - Madame Chard'
Chardonnay
Victoria

2017
Jamsheed
'Harem - Madame Chard'
Chardonnay
Victoria

The Madame Chard is a cheeky little mistress. In the same vain as the other wines in the Harem series, the Madame is about good, honest, fun drinking. Mills' aim was to craft "a Chardonnay that tastes like Chardonnay - not bloody sauvignon blanc!" and he's nailed the MO.

The fruit hails from sites within the Yarra Valley and Upper Goulburn (Mansfield), specifically from the cooler Coldstream sub-region off Spring Lane (Yarra Valley) and windy, granite-based Alpine vineyard (Mansfield). The grapes are handpicked and whole bunch pressed with full solids to new 800L (20%) Rousseau muids and older 500L barrels. Fermentation occurs naturally and left sur lees for 6 months before being bottled unfiltered and unfined. As always the only addition to this wine was a small amount of S02.

The Madame Chard is a textured and vibrant white wine, filled with honeycomb and oak flavors, along with notes of bright lemon sherbet. Although intervention is almost non-existent, this wine has much complexity, depth and excitement to keep you going back for more.

  • Region: Victoria
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Vineyard: 2 sites in Mansfield & Yarra Valley
  • Vine Age: 10 years old (Upper Goulburn); 20 years old (Yarra Valley)
  • Soil Type: Duplex Loam (Upper Goulburn); Shale & Schist (Yarra Valley)
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Oak: 6 months in 800L barrels
  • Production: 850 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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