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    Dott. Malvasia Istriana 2017

    $28.00
    500mL Considered the finest quality member of the vast malvasia family, malvasia Istriana hails from Friuli where it makes fine, elegant, aromatic and mineral wines. It is mainly grown on clay/lime soils at low elevation in Friuli but it is said to produce the best results in the free draining gravelly plains of Friuli Grave or on harder hillside sites Continue Reading

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    Dott. Pavana 2017

    $28.00 Out of Stock
    500mL The rarest grape in the Chalmers collection, pavana caught Dr. Rod’s attention during a mid-1990s tenure at Udine University. Only a handful of pavana vineyards now remain in Italy, mostly in Valsugana which bridges Trentino and Veneto, but it was once widely planted in these areas when the region was part of Austria where much of the pavana wine Continue Reading

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    Dott. Schioppettino 2017

    $28.00
    500mL Almost extinct in the early 20th Century, schioppettino was lovingly revived in the 1970s and now flourishes mostly in Prepotto along the Judrio Valley close to the Slovenian border in the warm, temperate and rainy Colli Orientali del Friuli. The delicate variety is prized for its overt and distinctive white pepper and spice notes and firm but fine tannins. Continue Reading

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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 Out of Stock
    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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  • Montevecchio Bianco 2017

    $24.00
    Montevecchio Bianco is a co-fermented field blend made from vermentino, garganega, fiano, greco and a small percentage of moscato giallo. Fragrant, fresh and fruity, this wine shows notes of white peach, cut red apple and zesty grapefruit. It is crisp yet giving on the palate with a clean dry finish. Enjoy extra chilled with some a summer spread.    

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  • Greco on Skins, Heathcote 2015

    $32.00
    Greco on Skins, Heathcote, 2015

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  • Dry Moscato Giallo Unfined, Heathcote 2015

    $32.00
    Greco on Skins, Heathcote, 2015

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  • Grecanico, Heathcote 2016

    $32.00
    Greco on Skins, Heathcote, 2016

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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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  • Montevecchio Rosato 2017

    $24.00
    Montevecchio Rosato is made from a new blend of 77% lambrusco maestri and 23% lagrein. Two rare varieties from Northern Italy co-fermented to create a pretty pink, delicious drop. Plush red fruit and aromatic spice with a rose hip and a lingering finish make the rosato a good match for good company sunshine sips on the deck this summer.

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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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  • Montevecchio Rosso 2017

    $24.00
    Montevecchio Rosso is a co-fermented field blend made from a collection of loveable, red Italian varieties. This wine includes lagrein, nero d’Avola, sagrantino, schioppettino & refosco; an unlikely yet delicious bunch! Aromas of vibrant raspberry and purple fruits are balanced perfectly with refreshing acidity. This light to medium-bodied wine has plenty of supple fruit, soft tannins and is designed to Continue Reading

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  • Arturo Malbec, Heathcote 2013

    $26.00
    In the mid ninteenth century the Governor of Mendoza engaged a French Agronomist to bring a selection of new grapevine cultivars from France to Argentina, creating a training ground for teaching viticulture with the aim of improving the quality of local wines. One of those varietals was Malbec, now the signature variety of the nation. These vines were exported immediately before the great phylloxera epidemic, and the particular selection of Malbec which was shipped is now believed to be extinct in Europe. It has subsequently evolved over the last century and a half into a clone which is distinctly different from its French forebears. In the late twentieth century Arthur Bruce Chalmers imported a selection of grapevine cultivars from around the world to Australia in an effort to broaden vineyard diversity and improve wine quality by clonal selection. In that shipment were six clones of Malbec, selected from the best vineyards of Mendoza. Arturo Heathcote Malbec is made from those special clones, grown on the unique Cambrian terroir of the Mount Camel Range in Heathcote.

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  • Le Sorelle Shiraz, Heathcote 2014

    $26.00
    Le Sorelle is a project of siblings Kim and Tennille Chalmers; the name itself means the sisters in Italian. The Chalmers girls grew up surrounded by vines and after pursuing their own independent careers for ten years - Kim in music and Tennille in hospitality - they have both succumbed to the inherent passion for viticulture and vino and joined the family business of growing grapes and making wine. Le Sorelle is a single vineyard Heathcote shiraz from the Chalmers vineyard on the northern end of the Mt Camel range. The vines for the Le Sorelle Shiraz were propagated from a special vine selection out of the Chalmers family's original nursery block. Le Sorelle shiraz is grown in the famous red Cambrian earth of the region, tended with care, hand picked and made in small quantities each vintage.

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  • Schioppettino Malo, Heathcote 2016

    $32.00
    Greco on Skins, Heathcote, 2015

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  • Aglianico Vulture MAT2, Merbein 2016

    $32.00
    Greco on Skins, Heathcote, 2015

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  • Aglianico Vulture VCR11, Merbein 2016

    $32.00
    Greco on Skins, Heathcote, 2015

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  • Aglianico Taurasi MAT3, Merbein 2016

    $32.00
    Greco on Skins, Heathcote, 2015

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  • Aglianico Taurasi VCR23, Merbein 2016

    $32.00
    Greco on Skins, Heathcote, 2015

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  • Montevecchio Moscato 2017

    $24.00
    Montevecchio Moscato is made from 100% moscato giallo, a superior moscato selection imported by Chalmers from northern Italy. This attractive refreshing, light and fruity wine has just a hint of spritz, allowing the bright sherbet, elderflower and honeysuckle flavours of the moscato giallo grape to take centre stage. It balances sweetness, acidity and alcohol perfectly in a style reminiscent of Continue Reading

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    Sagrantino Appassimento 2013

    $48.00 Out of Stock
    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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  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil 750ml Bottle

    $30.00
    From a mixed planting including Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino and Verdale, every year the Chalmers family produce a small amount of estate grown cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.

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    Extra Virgin Olive Oil 20L Drum

    $250.00
    From a mixed planting including Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino and Verdale, every year the Chalmers family produce a small amount of estate grown cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.

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