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2016 Chalmers Project Schioppettino Malo

Region:Heathcote , VIC

Style:Light Bodied

Producer:Chalmers

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Another chapter in Chalmers' exploration of alternative varieties - their first stand-alone release of Schioppettino!
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Plenty has said about Chalmers over the years, but the Heathcote-based family is without question a leader and pioneer in the Australian wine industry. Their specialty is 'alternative', specifically Italian, grape varieties, and through both their Mildura nursery and Heathcote vineyard they have the widest collection of Italian grapes in Australia. The 'Chalmers Project' is a small batch winemaking experiment carried out each vintage by Kim and Tennille Chalmers. This year's brief was "to showcase some of our most exciting Italian grapes in their naked glory - super-simple small-batch winemaking to express the essence of the variety in these sites." These were made in absolutely minuscule volumes, and are not only fascinating and educational, but delicious to drink too.

What it Tastes Like

Schioppettino is a northeastern Italian variety showing great potential here in Australia. This is a great warm weather red - lifted, vibrant and uninhibited by oak, full of soft but juicy red fruits. It's not particularly long or complex but it's interesting and just a joy to drink in its infancy. Glug glug.

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