My first official Chalmers wine review on the site. Plenty of other reviews from their fruit that have gone to other makers, but this is the first from the family itself. A field blend of Aglianico, Pavana, Lagrein, Teroldego, Piedirosso and Lambrusco Masetri. Now some of these grape names may be unfamiliar, but as our climate changes don’t be surprised to see them on labels in the future. Handpicked, basket pressed, wild ferment, co-fermented and vegan friendly.
Chalmers, Montevecchio Rosso, Field Blend, Heathcote, 2020
Soupy and bright. Face full of kitchen herbs, black pepper, licorice, black stone, black cherry, forest floor and a touch of rusticity. Medium full body with a mouth-filling texture. Swarthy and darkly fruited with focused, centred tannin. Bright flourish ensures the ability to cut through protein and fat. Serve in tumblers with good company and plenty of comfort food (hint, not just Italian but a sweet and dark beef stir fry works as well).
Rating: 17.75/20 (91/100)
Wine sample courtesy Chalmers Wines