Chalmers

The core range from the Chalmers family is all about pure, unique expressions with a focus on straight varietal wines.

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    Felicitas 2014

    $43.00 Out of Stock
    A traditional method sparkling made from 100% fiano, with no acid additions or dosage, which spent 15 months on lees. The cuvee name is from the Roman goddess of good luck and happiness Felicitas. In ancient Roman culture felicitas (from the Latin adjective felix, "fruitful, blessed, happy, lucky") is a condition of divinely inspired productivity, a quality expressing the close Continue Reading

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    Lambrusco 2014

    $43.00
    Lambrusco is a dirty word in the eyes of many a wine connoisseur because of it's huge popularity as a cheap and cheerful quaff, especially in the 70s and 80s, but a dedicated bunch of fine Italian producers from Emilia-Romagna have been working hard over the last decade or two to change perceptions about what Lambrusco can be. There is Continue Reading

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    Vermentino 2017

    $27.00
    The Chalmers family pioneered this versatile Sardinian white variety in Australia releasing Australia’s first home-grown wine from the variety in 2004, a wine that was recently cited by Max Allen in Gourmet Traveller magazine as one of the top 20 Australian wines of the past twenty years. There are now almost 100 producers working with vermentino, growing and crafting some Continue Reading

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    Greco 2015

    $29.00
    Greco is the name given to a bunch of grape varieties cultivated across Southern Italy, named as such because of the belief that they were brought to Italy from Greece. Whether this is in fact true there have been Greco vines growing in this part of Italy for thousands of years, most notably the strain of greco which makes DOCG Continue Reading

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    Fiano 2014

    $33.00
    Fiano is a grapegrowers dream. This Campania native produces perfectly balanced fruit with little fuss in the vineyard, is drought tolerant and resistant to disease reducing vineyard application requirements, and naturally high in acid, meaning less intervention required in the winery. It has been the best fruit of the vintage at Chalmers on many occasions, which is quite an achievement when you consider there are about 40 different varieties over the two properties. The 2014 Fiano shows white flowers, fresh white stone fruits and flinty notes on the nose. Almond bitterness and savoury lees contact characters balance more stonefruit on the focused but generous, textured palate completed by a lingering, refreshing finish.

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    Rosato 2017

    $27.00
    Chalmers’ first rosato wine was released in 2009, from the variety negroamaro. When vintage 2010 came around the sagrantino fruit looked better than the negroamaro, so that became the rosato variety of the year. Since then Chalmers have made rosato from almost every Italian red on their farm. But since 2015 they’ve settled on only sourcing the grapes from the Continue Reading

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    Nero d’Avola 2017

    $27.00
    This workhorse variety from Sicily was first brought into Australia by Chalmers in 1998. Since then there has been a lot of talk in the industry about the variety potentially being the ‘next big thing’ here. It earned the hype due to the suitability of the vine to hot, dry growing conditions as well as the versatility and characteristics of Continue Reading

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    Aglianico 2013

    $43.00
    In southern Italy aglianico is hailed as the noblest of red varieties. In Australia it has proven to produce wines of finesse, structure and elegance in the most adverse of climatic conditions. At Chalmers the aglianico wines have always been considered top-tier reds within the range. To reflect that the latest planting has been established on the prized, top elevation, Continue Reading

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    Sagrantino 2014

    $33.00
    One of the most tannic varieties in the world, sagrantino is relatively small player in Italy where there are only about 250 hectares of the grape grown in the Montefalco region of Umbria. Despite this it is a highly revered wine with DOCG status since 1992. It has been growing in Australia since 2000 with the first Australian wine made Continue Reading

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    Sagrantino Appassimento 2013

    $48.00
    Appassimento is the process of drying wine grapes to concentrate their sugar in order to make dessert wine. Italy calls these passito wines, but since this word is protected Chalmers have named their wine appassimento. Sagrantino has been made as a passito wine for thousands of years - in fact the style is much older than the dry table wine from Sagrantino. This kind of sweet wine from a red grape creates an interesting mix of sweetness and tannin which is alluring and unique. Made from naturally sun-dried grapes, this dessert wine has a pretty nose of dark plum and sweet spices. The complex palate is woodsy with cherry, bay leaf, bitter chocolate and orange rind and an alluring finish balancing drying tannin and sweetness.

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