|Grape/Varietal : Pinot Noir||Color : Red|
|Origin : Australia||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Yarra Valley||ABV : 13.5%|
|Vintage : 2016||Natural Factor: Sustainable, Minimal Intervention|
Originally born in Western Australia, winemaker Gary Mills 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. A five week vintage posting at Ridge Vineyards California turned into a 2 year full time position under the tutelage of winemaker Paul Draper and from there Gary has worked in Oregon and various regions within Australia. The Jamsheed label began in 2003 with a focus on single vineyard Syrahs and aromatic whites from unique sites in Victoria.
2016's Pepe is drawn from the Hyde Park sited in the cooler Coldstream sub-region of the Yarra Valley. The winemaking follows similar lines to last year's beauty; carbonically macerated with a high percentage of whole bunches utilizing indigenous yeasts with relatively short 3-4 week maceration in both old wooden fermenters. This wine is really about immidiate drinkability and joyous consumption. Red currants, faint mocha, briar, undergrowth, a wild, slightly feral scent but all becoming. Juicy in the palate. Supple wash of spicy, just-ripe red cherry flavours, bright then finishes with steady, low growl of tannins.
Pairs Well With:
Lamb Ragu with Carrot and Tarragon
Dave Brubeck - Take Five