Region: Murray Darling
Vineyard - Chalmers Merbein site in the Murray Darling region. Chalmers have spent years refining their approach to viticulture which includes heavy use of organic carbon to improve soil and increase water holding capacity. All nutrient and the majority of fungicide applications utilized are organic. Residual herbicides are not part of the Chalmers regime as soil microbial health is paramount. Mulch and weed control trials are currently underway to permanently remove the need for chemical knock-down herbicide use.
Winemaking - The two varieties were picked a couple of days apart then pressed together and co-fermented in mostly old neutral French oak barrels for 6 months. The wine was racked once following malolactic fermentation.
Wild yeast fermented, unfined and unfiltered. No adds apart from minimal sulphur.