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'Chilled Red' WW x Grapeful 2022

'Chilled Red' WW x Grapeful 2022

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2021 Carmenere by Jean Paul

by The Happy Winemaker Pty Ltd View producer profile

Fermented for 3 weeks on skins with wild yeast and aged 18 months in old french barrels. A rich, complex wine with flavours of blackcurrant, blackberries and a hint of green peppercorn.

The flavour and depth of Carménère are phenomenal. When picked early you get a freshness and savoury note of capsicum. When picked ripe Carménère can be more powerful than Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage I got it right, the grapes were ripe without losing their savoury note.

Made with indigenous yeast. Bottled without fining or filtering. Vegan.

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2021 Carmenere by Jean Paul
2021 Carmenere by Jean Paul is available to buy in increments of 6

About Jean-Paul 

I worked my first vintage in 2007 in Burgundy, France. I started picking grapes, but somehow I ended up in the winery within a week. I loved it and decided to pursue my passion and study winemaking in France. After my studies, I was lucky to work for some outstanding winemakers in Germany, Spain, Chile, South Africa and Australia, learning new techniques and discovering new varieties in each place. 

My love for French wines has led me to make my own. First, making a few barrels of wine after work, and since the arrival of my second son (and cellarhand-to-be), I work for myself (and look after my two sons). I am lucky to be able to lease a 30-year-old Pinot Noir vineyard in the cool climate of Ballarat, which produces some beautiful wines. I further source fruit from other vineyards in Ballarat, Mount Alexander and Heathcote.

I aim to make wines true to their variety and origin. A wine that tastes like quality grapes is not overpowered by oak, dulled by commercial wine yeast and stripped by filtering. I work as naturally as possible, using indigenous yeast, minimal sulphur, soft extraction methods and, when possible, whole bunches for texture and savoury notes. I want to make honest wines that put a smile on your face when you take a sip.

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Wine Region Heathcote
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