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The Chalmers wines are made at Kooyong on the Mornington Peninsula. Winemaker Sandro Mosele’s winemaking philosophy fits with the Chalmers’ venture perfectly. His minimal intervention winemaking techniques ensure that the predominant character in the finished wine is varietal expression.
Over the years of vinification trials, covering some 15 different varieties, this approach has allowed eventual selection of the varieties that consistently produce distinctive wines, characteristic of their variety and reflecting their new environment.
All the fruit for these wines is hand harvested and, in most cases, selectively harvested to ensure only the perfectly ripe, unblemished fruit goes into the wines.
The fruit is delivered to Kooyong where it is chilled in the 500kg bins in whole bunches overnight and processed the following morning.
In line with the ‘hands-off’ approach implemented by Mosele, all wines are produced by wild ferments and there is little use of new oak in any of the wines, with a minimum five year old French oak being used in most cases.
The result is that the collaboration between Chalmers’ viticulture and Mosele’s vinification has enabled the creation of bold, unique wines that reflect their stylistic heritage while expressing their contemporary Australian habitat.
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