"Nero of Heathcote from the kinky and clever Blood Moon Wines. Chalmers make the fruit happen. Supple, plush and chewy red. Bright acidity, sour cherry, sappy pickled cherry, tangy raspberries and a lick of balsamic lift. Fresh and fragrant style with some high treble and low bass. Lively number, on the edge in the best sense, and delivering the DNA of the variety well. Drink with a bit of a chill." 90 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front
Vineyard - The Chalmers Heathcote Vineyard is an east-facing sloped site comprised of the famous red Cambrian soils of the area. The lower vineyard from whence came this fruit is deep red clay-loam. Chalmers aim to follow organic farming principles where possible and are transparent in their communication when it is not.
Winemaking - Fruit is de-stemmed leaving the berries intact, then rolled the cap under by hand once a day. About 25% of the fruit was left whole bunch as a layer at the bottom of the fermenter. No plunging. 24 days on skins. Pressed to old French oak barrels for 10 months rest. Unfiltered, unfined, wild yeast fermented.