The original Tellurian vineyard was planted in 2003 with 5.6 ha of shiraz vines, with a further 3.6 ha of Shiraz were planted in 2006.
The ancient 500 million year old Cambrian soils of the Toolleen area of the Heathcote region combined with viticultural practices that focus on optimising fruit quality from each vine provide the base building blocks for Tellurain wines.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Light red in colour. Fresh aromas lifted raspberry combine with hints of blue fruits, cherries, violets and rose petal. Light to medium bodied palate shows vibrant red fruits, silky texture and light spice. Tannins are soft and supple supported by well balanced acidity and an elegant finish.
VINEYARD: All fruit was sourced from our Tellurian vineyard growing on Cambrian soils formed over 500 million-years. Deep, rich, decomposed greenstone rock and limestone with soil depths up to 2m allow roots to reach deep, while relatively low fertility controls vigour and yield.
VINTAGE: Spring rainfall and cooler conditions of 2017 were ideal for flowering and fruit set. Warm gentle summer with no extreme heat days meant a slower ripening season with harvest a month later than 2016. Vintage spanned from 1st March to 4th April.
WINEMAKING: Two hand picked parcels gently destemmed. First batch fermented in small open top fermenters, second in stainless steel lined concrete tank. 10 days and 15 days on skins, with hand plunging and pump overs once to twice daily before pressing. Ten months maturation in seasoned French oak barriques prior to filtration and bottling.