From the new Heathcote vineyards planted by the Chalmers family. The Chalmers are passionate about finding, importing and encouraging the use of grape varieties that will suit the Australian climate.
This wine is a field blend (the grapes are planted together and often picked at the same time) of Vermentino, Fiano and Moscato Giallo this wine is crisp, clean and dry with a nice amount of yellow fruits, floral notes, grapiness and citrus. Perfect for uncomplicated but satisfying drinking in summer. Great paired with an antipasto plate because the palate is really refreshing. No aging required.
Heathcote – The glamour region of Victoria for lovers of big reds. And the core production is Shiraz and Cabernet with ‘guts’. But it is a region that offers a lot of diversity when you scratch the surface. The cooler southern parts border Macedon and make lovely aromatic wines. There is a lot of experimentation and adoption of more drought resistant Italian varieties to great effect too.
Vermentino – An impressive white grape suited to warm coastal regions from Liguria down to Bolgheri and Sardinia. Rich aromatics and great texture.
Fiano – Historically important white variety. Now almost exclusively from Campania. Very rich and complex wines with ability to age.
Moscato Giallo – The Muscat family is better known as Muscat, this is one of the oldest varieties in the world. Giallo is a particular clone that is used to make the best Moscato d’Asti & Asti (Spumante) in Italy. A very distinctive flavour and balance is evident in this clone.