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.
VINEYARD: All fruit sourced from our Tellurian vineyard growing in 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.
WINEMAKING: Grapes harvested separately at ripeness, each parcel fermented in small open top fermenters. Shiraz fermented on skins for 11 days, grenache 12-16 days, and mourvèdre 9 days. All ferments hand plunged or pumped over up to twice a day. 10 months maturation in seasoned French oak barriques prior to filtration.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Light plum-red in colour. Lifted aromas of raspberry, cherry, plum and wild strawberry combine with subtle savoury, earthy notes. Medium bodied palate highlighted by vibrant red fruits, elegant texture and mouthfeel, with soft, plush tannins and well balanced acidity providing a moreish finish.