|Grape/Varietal : Sangratino||Color : Red|
|Origin : Australia||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Pyrenees||ABV : 13.5%|
|Vintage : 2021||Natural Factor: Organic|
Gary Mills is the visionary, brains and hands behind Jamsheed. 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.
His passion took him to the States for what started as a five week harvest intern at Ridge Vineyards in Santa Cruz and turned into a 2 year full time position under the tutelage of winemaker Paul Draper. From there Gary worked his way around California a bit and continued his journey to Oregon only to eventually head back home to Oz.
Jamsheed represents the past and future of creative wines from down under. These wines break the mold of conventional philosophy toward Aussie wines. Not because he is doing something abnormal, rather the opposite. Gary views terroir as the sole focus of his wines and the expression is the goal.
One of the more recent additions to the Jamsheed range of wines; Apricity (The warmth of the winter sun), are all about contemporary winemaking with a range of grapes from across Victoria.
Grown by Chalmers vineyard in Heathcote, the Apricity Sagrantino saw 50% whole bunch carbonic maceration for two weeks, fermented with indigenous yeasts and left on lees in old oak for 6 months. Bottled unfiltered and unfined with minimal added sulphites.
Gary Mills was one of the first producers in Australia to bring Sagrantino into the mainstream, and really produce a style that was understandable and approachable for even the casual drinker. This wine follows in the vein, sweet red lollies, yet gamey with spice, and that classic chew that lets you know its Sagrantino in the glass, yum.
Pairs Well With:
Moo Ping with Caviar (You will thank me later)
Tame Impala - One more year