2020 Chalmers Bush Vine Negroamaro

2020 Chalmers Bush Vine Negroamaro

2020 Chalmers Bush Vine Negroamaro

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The 2020 vintage marks the premiere release of the Bush Vine Negroamaro from Chalmers. This is a wine that represents the culmination of 35+ years’ experience of inland Victorian farming and a viticultural journey where they've really tested the limits of ‘dry growing’ in Merbein, and not solely dedicated to Negroamaro. 
This vineyard was established  in 2017 and managed organically with no herbicides or pesticides used and hand pruned, hand harvested and even manually weeded throughout. In the extreme hot climate each vine is grown into a bush vine enabling it to provide its own shade and protection from the harsh sun. Each is spaced circa 2.5 metres apart enabling them to retain maximum amounts of water which it needs throughout the season.
Hailing from Puglia in the hot, dry peninsula in the of Italy, Negroamaro was a wonderful natural and completely appropriate choice to match Australia's hotter climate. It’s sturdy nature, good natural vigour, drought tolerance and thick skins all positive qualities for the site conditions located in Merbein.

Tasting Note:
A brilliant vibrant hue radiates from the glass. Aromas of earthy dustiness, and pure fruits such as cherries, cranberries, dried blue berries combined with almond, rosemary and wild thyme complement the vibrancy of the fruit. On the palate the sandy textural mouthfeel combines well with a good persistent presence and savoury characters wattle seed, worn leather and Murray Pine sneaking through. The alcohol is obviously present at 14.5% but is well integrated and the long pleasant length leaves you hankering for another glass. This wine will unfurl nicely in the glass and will continue to draw on the concentration of character and spice oak characters in the coming 10+ years. 

This is a Dry, Medium bodied wine with Medium+ acidity and Medium+ tannin. It is Medium+ in it's intensity with High alcohol and a Medium finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:










Oaked or Unoaked:

French Oak Barriques and Stainless-Steel


Murray Darling

Style (R/S):

Dry (<3g/l)

Aged Before Release:

12 Months




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