Meaning ‘the sisters’ in Italian, Le Sorelle expresses two sisters, Kim and Tennille Chalmers, two wines, Shiraz and Fiano, and two sites/regions, Heathcote and Mildura.
With the Chalmers background in alternative Italian varieties, the Le Sorelle Mildura Fiano reflects Kim and Tennille's sheer love and passion for this variety, an amazing performer year in year out, proving it can grow very well in many Australian regions, including the hot dry climate of our Merbein Vineyard, Murray Darling.
While the Le Sorelle Heathcote Shiraz, grown on our estate vineyard with its classic red Cambrian soils, provides an opportunity to express a classic variety, from a region with an established reputation for Australia’s adopted icon grape, in a slightly different guise, using selected clones that shows elegance, restraint and a unique sense of place.
Le Sorelle Fiano
Crafted from our certified sustainable estate vineyard in Murray Darling, Victoria, this small batch Fiano undergoes a natural fermentation process on solids, then aged in old oak barrels.
The result is a medium-weighted wine with lifted aromas of Murray River pine, almond meal, lemon rind, and a textural mouth feel.
Le Sorelle Shiraz
This single site Shiraz comes from our sustainably farmed estate vineyard in Northern Heathcote, Victoria along Mt Camel Range.
Wild Ferment, aged in old barrels and no fining, it showcases a slightly different style of Shiraz from a region that’s famous for more bigger bolder examples.
With special selection to clones and root stocks, it has resulted in a wine that shows more elegant, savoury, fine structure, while still championing that red Cambrian soil and sense of place.
For more information about the Chalmers family vineyards and winemaking visit chalmers.com.au