About The Wine
The Madame Chard is a cheeky little mistress.
In the same vein 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.
This is a richer, toastier style of Yarra Chardonnay with plenty of texture and chew.
The perfect all-rounder Chardonnay from a great producer and a steal at the price.
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.