About the Wine
Gary Mills' Jamsheed Pyren Syrah is one of his most sought-after wines.
It comes from the 'Pyren Vineyard' in the town of Warrenmang in the Pyrenees region of Victoria, where the quartz laced pink granitic soils add what Gary describes "all sorts of pink flavours" to the finished wine. As with all of Gary's Syrahs, it is made with whole bunches (100%), indigenous yeasts, older French oak, unfined and unfiltered and aside from a touch of sulphur before bottling has no additions whatsoever.
The 2015 vintage shows great depth of fruit with the classic Jamsheed lift and vitality. Once again the Pyren is leading the charge as one of the best Jamsheed Syrah releases. Syrah lovers, rejoice!
Gary Mills is a modern star of Victorian wine. His Jamsheed wines are amongst the most exciting in the country: thrilling, authentic wines packed with personality. Campbell Mattinson labelled him “a leading producer”, Jamie Goode called him “the new face of Australian wine” and Matthew Jukes went as far as to call the wine of Jamsheed “a revelation”.
With a specific focus on the regional differences in Victorian Syrah for his Jamsheed range, Gary has been one of the loudest advocates for the inclusion of whole bunch ferments and was ahead of the curve in creating minimal intervention wines that naturally convey the characteristics of their respective vineyards.
On top of his much sought-after Syrahs, Gary produces excellent textural white wines from varieties including Riesling and Roussanne, and is never afraid to innovate with his quirky and delicious entry level 'Harem' label.
Wild, electric and a little left of centre, Jamsheed is one of the Victoria’s most compelling producers.