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The heart of the Chalmers family has always been in the Murray Darling wine region. Merbein, just outside Mildura, is where the family’s home is, and the location of the Chalmers’ vineyard and vine nursery. This unique and diverse land is also the adopted home to every variety they’ve imported to Australia over the last twenty years. It is the source block for supplying millions of vines planted across Australia’s wine regions, hence the name ‘Mother Block’.
These Mother Blocks have given the Chalmers family the privilege of being the very first growers to see how these grapes could perform in Australia. They have been the source of many of Australia’s many favourite varieties, including Sagrantino and Nero d’Avola, with newcomers Falanghina just a few years ago, and Nerello Mascalese, the Mount Etna star, coming very soon. The new wines, aptly named ‘Mother Block’, come from red sand and limestone soils and are estate grown, sustainably farmed, ethically tended, co-fermented and vegan friendly. They’re fresh and fun and totally smashable; bottled with the use of lightweight glass and labelled with 100% recycled materials.
Tasting Notes: Veritable kaleidoscope of lemon and lime, coconut husk, Vietnamese mint, fresh and zesty. Skinsy phenolic grippy pulp and texture with soft herbs and melon, and a little bitter twang that leaps into refreshing acidity with a touch of pizzazz.
Varieties: Vermentino, Ansonica, Pecorino, Falanghina, Moscati Giallo, Nosiola
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