Aptly named ‘Mother Block’, these wines come from the red sand and limestone soils of the Chalmers Vineyard in Merbein, the heart and hub of everything 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 Mother Block. All wines are sustainably farmed, estate grown, ethically tended, co-fermented and vegan friendly with the use of lightweight glass and labels made from 100% recycled materials.
Mother Block White Blend is a co-fermented blend pulling the best qualities from six white Italian varieties, Vermentino and Fiano with touches of Gechetto, Greco, Glera and Pinot Bianco. The grapes are pressed and co-fermented on full solids. Wild ferment takes place and once dry, sees maturation in stainless steel with 6 months on fine lees.
The cooler 2022 vintage has showcased the bright fresh and crunchy elements of all these varieties. Tangy lemon sorbet, zesty passionfruit, zingy pineapple and flourless almond cake. It tantalizes the taste buds with the same mix of fruits on the nose, coupled with cool stream cress, a nettle texture and a super cool feel to finish.