Aptly named ‘Mother Block’, these wines come from our site at Chalmers Merbein Vineyard, the heart of all that we do. As well as it being the location of our family home and business, this unique and diverse vineyard is the adopted home to each variety that we’ve imported to Australia over the last 20 years. It is also the source block for supplying millions of vines planted across Australia through our vine nursery, hence the name.
This classic European style Rose is based on Sagrantino, Lambrusco and Vermentino with touches of Dolcetto, Graciano and Nebbiolo. With copper and ocean trout coloured tones, the nose is elegant and pretty, with aromas of rose petals, orange rind, quince paste and clove. The palate is easy, everything you want from a rose, slippery and wet, dry and textural, sugar and spice. It’s defined with nice grip and an attractive almost Campari like bitterness leading to a classic dry finish.