YARRA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
Named after a Persian King who stored grapes in a glass jar over winter, which then fermented. One of his harem then drank this 'poison' to end it all as her migraines were intolerable, and she was cured forever. Now I'm not promoting the consumption of alcohol to cure your headache, but it is a far more natural cure (if it works) than a lot of pain medication!
Gary Mills is the man in charge of the juice here. He has worked under one of my wine heroes, Paul Draper of Ridge, and the great mans teachings have been reflected by the powerful, but elegant, wines that Gary is producing. He is a Syrah lover, but makes a fab Pinot as well.
A barrel fermented aromatic Riesling that is dry with citrussy notes leading onto a yeasty note coming from the 8 months spent sur lie. Contains Sulphites
A single vineyard Victorian Pinot Noir (as in the place, not the period of history). With some French oak, this wine has lovely raspberry flavours and a delicious easy drinking...
A little bit of technical lingo for you - this wine has been wild yeast fermented, had lots of whole bunches in the fermentation and has aged for a short...