Chalmers – Aglianico – Heathcote, VIC 2016


Aroma: Lavender + Ripe Blackberry | Palate: Black Cherry + Cocoa Powder

100% Aglianico from Heathcote, VIC


Aglianico is a full-bodied red wine which is found almost exclusively in warm climate of Southern Italy in the regions of Campania and Basilicata. It is considered with Sangiovese and Nebbiolo to be one of the three greatest Italian varieties. In Chalmers quest for grapes which produce excellent wines in similar warm Aussie conditions (and in the face of climate change), Aglianico ticks the boxes. It ripens late in the season, in the cooler autumn months giving a lower alcohol yet complex and refined red wine capable of long ageing. For this expression and in true Chalmers style the grapes were carefully handpicked before the whole berries underwent wild fermentation. It was aged in a chestnut botte and further bottle aged before release, Chalmers Aglianico has earned its place at the top of their range with it’s poise and structure, freshness and complexity.

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