Blood Moon Wines 'Promise' Schioppettino 2021
The Chalmers Heathcote Vineyard is an east facing sloped site comprised of the famous red Cambrian soils of the area. The lower vineyard is deep red clay-loam while the higher vineyard is complex rocky terrain of ironstone, dolerite, green basalt and jasper. Chalmers aim to follow organic farming principles where possible and are transparent in their communication when it is not.
Winemaking - Bunches were destemmed, leaving the berries as intact as possible. Wild yeasts were allowed to complete the fermentation, with the cap being rolled under the juice by hand once a day for 22 days, before being pressed to old neutral French oak barrels. There have been no additions to this wine (preservative free), and there has been no fining or filtration.