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2020 Montevecchio Rosso

Heathcote, VIC

Perfect Thursday night pizza wine from the Chalmers family, a blend of Italian varieties from Heathcote.

$25.00

About
This takes the basic tumbler red and gives it a bit of class

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

No family in Australia has done more for the continued emergence of Italian grape varieties than the Chalmers, and this wine is about as Italian as an Aussie wine gets!

Their entry level Montevecchio label is all about approachable, food friendly wines, inspired by the everyday drinking 'field blends' of Italy.

The Rosso is just a brilliant example of what their approach is all about. It's a blend of Nero d’Avola, Sangiovese, Lagrein, Sagrantino, Schioppettino and Refosco; a bit of a mixed bag, but it comes out as a killer easy drinking red that's ready for enjoying right now.

With its savoury nature and minimal oak it really is the perfect pizza / pasta wine.

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

Montevecchio Rosso is a field blend made from a collection of loveable, red Italian varieties. This wine includes lagrein, nero d’Avola, sagrantino, schioppettino & refosco; an unlikely yet delicious bunch! Estate grown, hand picked, co-fermented, wild yeast, basket pressed, vegan friendly.

Aromas of vibrant raspberry and purple fruits are balanced perfectly with refreshing acidity. This light to medium-bodied wine has plenty of supple fruit, soft tannins and is designed to be enjoyed young.

Blend : Lagrein, Nero d'Avola, Sagrantino, Schioppettino, Refosco
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Chalmers Vineyard
Chalmers Vineyard
Murray Darling, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
The Wine Front

"This takes the basic tumbler red and gives it a bit of class. It’s juicy and easy going – and fruit-driven – but it has shape, inflections of iodine/herbs, texture and polish. It also has pretty satisfying length too. It sits on the lighter side of medium-bodied but it has a confidence about it." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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