- Tasting Notes
Region Australia, Victoria, Heathcote
Variety GSM, Nero D'Avola
Size 750 ml
Serving temperature 12˚C
Pairing light starters, fish main dishes.
Pale salmon colour with rose hues. Fresh aromas of red berry, cranberry, red currant are complimented by savoury mineral characters of flinty and struck match. Red berry fruit flavours carry onto the palate and combine with a dry, savoury, soft chalky texture.
Grapes hand picked and gently whole bunch pressed, then the juice was pressed to tank. Fermented in seasoned French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. The wine remained on yeast lees in barrel and tank for three months prior to racking, stabilisation and bottling. The final blend comprises 44% Shiraz, 28% Nero d’Avola, 17% Mourvèdre and 11% Grenache.
Tellurian was born of our founder Ian Hopkins passion for Heathcote shiraz. Offered the opportunity to partner in establishing a new vineyard on the Mount Camel range in 2002, Ian’s caution was overcome by the idea of crafting something fine and beautiful from Heathcote’s 550 million-year-old Cambrian soils.
Bringing together our team, winemaker Tobias Ansted, viticulturist Tim Brown and co-principal Daniel Hopkins, Ian’s never-say-die attitude saw the first vintage of Tellurian shiraz bottled in 2008. Within four years we had completed building of an Australian shed-style winery and cellar door overlooking 32 ha of vineyards.
Shiraz was our first planting, but over time we have added Rhone varieties, grenache, mouverdre, carignan, grenache gris, marsanne, roussane and viognier and Italian wines; nero d’avola and fiano which are perfectly suited to our continental climate.