2017 Chalmers Arturo Malbec

Heathcote, VIC

Excellent value Malbec from the Chalmers family. "Beautiful wine." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


Beautiful wine. Lots of character.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Bruce Chalmers' love of Malbec drove him to head to the modern home of of the variety, Argentina, to source their superior Malbec clones.

These vines are thriving in the Chalmers' Heathcote vineyard. Each year they get a little older, the fruit gets a little better. 

In 2017 they've knocked it out of the park. This is a rich, silky vibrant red with loads of character and likely the best release to date under this label. Value for money wise, this is a standout release from the Chalmers family.

A cracking example of modern Australian Malbec at a very tidy price.

About Chalmers

No family in Australia has done more for the continued emergence of alternative grape varieties than the Chalmers.

Since the mid-1980's Bruce and Jenni Chalmers have been responsible for importing up to 70 alternative varieties into Australia, culminating in them establishing the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show in 1999.

They are true visionaries of the Australian wine scene and we are eternally grateful for their forward thinking and courage to bravely plant what no one had planted before them.

They brought with them the first ripples of the tsunami of Italian varieties hitting the Australian market.

The Chalmers family
The Chalmers family
Heathcote, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Usually harvested mid vintage, Malbec thrives in the warm conditions of the Chalmers vineyard in Northern Heathcote. High density planted, east-west oriented rows trained with vertical shoot positining allows for perfectly even exposure of the grapes during the ripening period.

Hand-picked fruit is 100% destemmed and fermentation is in open fermenters without yeast addition. Fermentation typically goes for 20 days. The wine is then pressed and matured in 80% old and 20% new French barriques.

Malolactic fermentation is natural. The wine is then bottled without fining and with little or no filtration after about 12 months. No animal products are used in the production of this wine which is 100% vegan friendly.

Blend : Malbec (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Chalmers Vineyard
Chalmers Vineyard
Murray Darling, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Beautiful wine. Lots of character. Leather, berries, licorice and dry spice. Florals. Crushed gum leaves. Just love the flow and finesse of it – in a characterful context." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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